Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is on a mission to “prove” Flint’s water is totally safe for the thousands of residents to drink. The residents who have already been poisoned by lead thanks to Snyder have been hesitant to drink it, but now the governor is saying he will lead by example and drink the water for 30 days to reassure the public.
In a statement released on Monday, Snyder said:
I completely understand why some Flint residents are hesitant to drink the water and I am hopeful I can alleviate some of the skepticism and mistrust by putting words to action. Flint residents made it clear that they would like to see me personally drink the water, so today I am fulfilling that request. And I will continue drinking Flint water at work and at home for at least 30 days.
This is nothing but a publicity stunt by a governor that has completely failed the people of his state. First of all, filters do not guarantee that the water is okay to drink as some of the dangerous lead could still get past them. According to the Huffington Post:
The Environmental Protection Agency has tested filtered water from dozens of Flint homes and said the filters have been effective. Some homes, however, have more lead in their water than filters can handle…
Clearly, they have a reason to be “skeptical” of the water Snyder claims is so damn safe.
Furthermore, how does drinking filtered water for thirty days equal the years of prolonged exposure that the residents of Flint were subjected to? Snyder is not just a joke, but he is a dangerous joke. He continues to make excuses and play media games all while maintaining that he is not to blame for the systematic poisoning of an entire city of Michigan residents.
He is a vile human being who should go to jail for the role he played in the Flint Water Crisis. But we all know that he never will and that is perhaps the most frustrating thing of all.
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