Lawmakers Call for Michigan Governor's Resignation Over Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA head Gina McCarthy were grilled during a hearing about who was responsible for lead contamination of the city's water supply.
1:41 | 03/17/16

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On the hot seat the governor of Michigan receiving a tongue lashing from members of conflict. You are not in a medically induced coma for a year and I've had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies. Governor Snyder and Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy testifying in front of the congressional committee on oversight and government reform. Regarding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan this was a failure. Government at all levels. Local state and federal officials. We all feel the families flanked. The problem started after state officials which the city's water supply in order to save money the move like to high levels of lead. And an outbreak of legionnaires' disease sparking a public health emergency. The state provided our regional office with confusing and incomplete. In absolutely. Incorrect information. Both the EPA and the governors say they were in the dark for over a year about the consequences of the move based on false reports conducted by Michigan's department of environmental quality. And another state agency. Congressional leaders however more inclined your testimony. You told me you had the authority you have the compliance authority did you ever. Shut these programs out or go after them. So we when he did not. And you did not know one acted I heard calls for resignation. I think you should be at the top. The list. And the governor of Michigan is calling on congress to approve a bill that will spend over 200 million dollars to fix let contaminated parts and plane. And other cities. By every Monday ABC news New York.

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