Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder came to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today and testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for its third day of hearings into what caused the Flint water crisis. Snyder said that state-appointed emergency managers in Flint failed to protect the city from contamination of the water supply.
The public health crisis began in 2014 and lasted until 2019, after the drinking water for the city of Flint, Michigan was contaminated with lead. Between 6,000 and 12,000 children were exposed to drinking water with high levels of lead.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy also testified at the hearing where Republicans called for her resignation as Democrats called for Snyder’s resignation.
There was a lot of finger pointing, some acceptance of responsibility and little in the way of a resolution.