Michigan Governor Hit With First Lawsuits for Toxic Drinking Water

Citizens of Flint, Michigan, ask how much the governor knew about the lead in the drinking water.
1:16 | 01/19/16

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on here in Flint, Michigan. Dozens more national guardsmen deployed tonight, as outrage grows over the drinking water there. Contaminated with lead for more than a year and tonight, authorities feeling the heat over what they knew and when. Here's ABC's Eva pilgrim now. Reporter: More National Guard troops are pouring into Flint today to help pass out water and filters, part of the added response in the city's con name noted water crisis, after president Obama declared a state of emergency. Many calling for Michigan governor Rick Synder's resignation, and even his arrest. Somebody needs to go to jail. Reporter: Even Hillary Clinton weighing in during last night's democratic debate, saying every American should be outraged. The governor today, "Politicizing the issue doesn't help matters. Let's focus in on the solution." The state now under investigation after it changed its water source, exposing 100,000 residents to toxic levels of lead. The scandal erupting as e-mails as far back as April come to light, showing officials were many anyone latin the data, but didn't publicly admit toxic levels for another five months. David, tomorrow, more families are expected to join that class action lawsuit against the state and the city. David? Eva pilgrim tonight, thank you.

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