Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been summoned to testify in front of Congress over large amounts of lead found in the Flint water supply.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Atissha, and researcher Marc Edwards, have also been ordered to testify.
“We trust our government to protect the health and safety of our communities, and this includes the promise of clean water to drink and clean air to breath. Unfortunately, the people of Flint have had their trust violated. This public health crisis was caused by state and local officials, who made tragically bad decisions with the drinking water of Flint. Congressional oversight is needed to set things right, on behalf of the people of Flint and on behalf of future generations. Anything less than that would demonstrate gross negligence in providing the services that our constituents need and deserve,” said Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence in a statement announcing the summons. h/t theepochtimes
Lawrence is on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“It is estimated that thousands of children in Flint have been exposed to lead-tainted water, even after parents were assured it was safe. This was all done to save a few dollars. In Detroit, we are engaged in an air quality war, and yet, the MDEQ (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) has remained silent about a company’s proposal to release additional pollutants into our atmosphere,” Lawrence added.