Skubick: Second Snyder recall effort fails

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A second attempt to recall Gov. Rick Snyder has failed.

The latest effort was rejected today by a state board.

It was an average citizen from Flint trying to take out the governor and for the second time he lost as the State Board of Canvassers rejected his recall petition language.

In 2012 the legislature changed the recall law declaring that the reason for doing so had to be “clear and factual.”

Angelo Scott Brown told the board that Governor Snyder was responsible for the Flint water contamination problem since he appointed the emergency manager that presided over the lead problem.

Mr. Brown called that a fact.

The governor’s attorney called it opinion.

“There are no statements of fact,” said John Pirich, Gov. Snyder’s lawyer. “They are opinion and they all fail to meet the statutory qualification.”

To which Angelo Brown responded “the governor’s response was opinion. Whatever they were doing turned into a disaster.” Brown continued “we’re seeing a master game of ducking and dodging from responsibility of leadership which through emergency powers he had that leadership.”

Mr. Brown says he will appeal this ruling but for now no recall against the governor.

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