Governor Rick Snyder has been an absolute disaster for the people of Michigan – perhaps the worst governor in modern history. I don’t say this lightly. I live in Florida, home to Governor Rick Scott, and Snyder makes my governor look like a Girl Scout by comparison. He managed to poison an entire city because he put profits before the people he was elected to serve and so far he has taken no responsibility for it. Instead, he has placed the blame on the federal government. However, on Thursday, he finally went before Congress to answer for his astronomical f*ck up that will damage the children of Flint, Michigan for the rest of their lives and Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) ripped him apart.
Representative Cummings said, in part:
There will now be an entire generation, an entire generation of children who suffer from brain damage, learning disabilities, and many other horrible effects of lead poisoning that were inflicted on them by Governor Snyder’s administration. There’ll be many children, Mr. Chairman, who will sit in the second and third grade and will not be able to read the words,’See Spot Run,’ and won’t know why. But the reason why is because there’s lead in their veins.
That’s exactly right. Lead poisoning is unbelievably detrimental to the human brain, especially the brains of developing kids, and thanks to Snyder’s actions, thousands of children will likely develop problems. And yet, he is still allowed to serve as the governor of Michigan. How is that even possible? He belongs in prison, not in the Governor’s Mansion.
Watch the rest of Elijah Cumming’s powerful statement:
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