Snyder calls for GOP unity

LANSING, MI (WLNS)- Governor Rick Snyder kicked off the Republican Convention and gave a speech asking Republicans for unity in this year’s Presidential election.

“We work hard together because it’s most critical we win in November in Washington right?” Governor Rick Snyder said.

“I would view this convention as a positive indicator that, people may have differences on candidates but they want to work together. This convention has not been really contentious, it’s about people having different perspectives, and hopefully Cleveland will bring people together.” Snyder said.

On Wednesday earlier this week, hundreds of Flint residents filed a lawsuit targeting Gov. Rick Snyder for the Flint water crisis. And Thursday Snyder was named in another lawsuit, filed by the Detroit School Board. Saturday at the Convention, Snyder touched on those topics.

“Obviously we have some challenges, in Flint we are putting a 75 point solution plan in place, we are going to solve problems there, we are going to solve education in Detroit,” Snyder said.

Even with heat on Snyder, the Republicans in the room told 6 News they stand by their Governor.

“What we’ve heard from his office is accepting responsibility and working on a solution,” Chris Barnett of Orion Township said.

“Governor Snyder, his team were on the ground getting the job solved. Should it of happened? Absolutely not! But it’s being fixed, it’s being fixed today,” Senator Mat Dunaskiss said.

While Snyder wants all Republicans on board, one things for sure in Cleveland it’s any Republican candidates game.


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