Flint water crisis: Is Governor Snyder off the hook?

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Over the last few months since the cover has been pulled back on the Flint water problems, one person consistently in the hot seat has been Governor Snyder.

6 News looked into the fallout over the latest developments and how the governor is being perceived since this happened on his watch.

“Nothing about the Flint water situation can make the governor look good,” said Kelly Rossman-McKinney; CEO at Truscott Rossman.

After criminal charges were filed against the three in the Flint water crisis, Governor Snyder stood up and voiced his opinions this afternoon.

“One of the things we clearly want to pursue is the truth…the citizens of Michigan deserve it, the citizens of Flint deserve it,” Governor Rick Snyder stated.

The governor when asked if he takes responsibility for the Flint crisis, said finding the truth is the main objective.

“Again, I’m not looking for vindication…this is about getting to the truth, getting to accountability,” said Snyder.

“There are a lot of layers and a lot of wrinkles to this situation,” Rossman-McKinney mentioned.

But with the attention on the three men who are charged, the question remains…is the governor off the hook?

“He’s never gonna be off the hook with Flint, I mean he just isn’t…it’s going to be part of his legacy,” said Rossman-McKinney.

For the people of Michigan, the legal measures taken today, may come as a sigh of relief.

“The fact that people are starting to be held accountable in a significant way and in a legal way, should be some slight comfort to the people of Michigan,” Rossman-McKinney stated.

As for the governor, he has one goal.

“What I want to do is make sure the investigations are cooperated with fully and we get the truth for the citizens and we see justice is done,” Snyder said.

 

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