Many people have been asking a very serious question that deserves an equally serious answer: “Why are Michigan Republicans not in jail for intentionally poisoning a city for over a year?” The time for the answer to that question may have finally come.
The FBI has announced that it will be launching its own criminal investigation into how the entire population of a Flint Michigan was systematically poisoned over time by State Republicans and their unelected “emergency manager” dictators. Detroit Free Press reported that the U.S. Attorney’s office of Detroit has indicated the following:
[Federal prosecutors are] working with a multi-agency investigation team on the Flint water contamination matter, including the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, EPA’s Office of Inspector General, and EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division.
Source: Detroit Free Press
An investigation is long overdue. Could you imagine this delay if ISIS claimed responsibility for the Flint crisis?
The announcement came late on Monday when the attorney’s office was asked if they had any concerns regarding the EPA leading the federal investigation. The question was spurred by the fact that an EPA director resigned over the EPA’s response to the Flint water crisis after the agency had been universally panned by experts and the media.
The FBI probe comes along with an upcoming U.S. House Oversight Committee hearing regarding the Flint crisis. All the extra attention virtually guarantees that this will thankfully not fade from the media cycle anytime soon, so Republicans won’t be able to just pretend it never happened. Flint water is still testing very high on lead content and there is no indicator yet of when it will be fully resolved. The stakes are getting extremely grave for Republicans, who will likely be scrambling to grab lawyers, prepare excuses and plead the fifth to try to get out of jail. Hopefully, they don’t get away with it this time.
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