Both Democratic presidential candidates Sanders and Clinton appealed to the federal government that they should intervene in the crisis in Flint, Mich, where mismanagement by state and local authorities who allowed toxic lead to enter drinking water of her citizens.
“Of course the federal government comes in and of course the federal government says you’re not going to be poisoning little kids and ruining their entire lives” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) during Thursday night’s presidential debate hosted by CNN.
He requested that the Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), whose administration has been widely blamed for allowing the crisis to escalate to resign. Sanders also said “One wonders, if this were a white suburban community, what kind of response there would have been.” Flint is largely poor and has a significant number of African American residents.
Federal Government should intervene in Flint and Mich waters crisis
A fellow presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton totally agreed with Sanders’s requesting that the federal government should intervene. She said it is the duty of the federal government to intervene, so as to give locals clean water and to allow victims most especially children affected by lead poisoning to have extra access to health-care and educational assistance.
Clinton said she would seek to bill the state for these federal services if the state is too slow to provide them.
“There have to be ways that we can begin to move and then make them pay for it, and hold them accountable” Clinton reportedly said.
Clinton stated earlier in the day that she was “100 percent confident” that her use of a private email server to conduct government business would not become an issue that should derailed her campaign.
“I never sent or received any classified material. They are retroactively classifying it” Clinton stated in the first one-on-one debate between the two candidates, in regards to the recent disclosures that some of the emails on her server would be withheld because they contain information classified “top secret.” “I think the American people will know that it’s an absurdity. I have absolutely no concerns about it whatsoever.” And she continued….
“Before it was emails, it was Benghazi, and the Republicans were stirring up so much controversy about that,” Clinton said, referring to the House investigation of her actions during the attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 2012. http://www.whorunsgov.com/clinton-urges-sanders-to-agree-to-debate/03145