FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is making Flint’s water crisis a political issue.
Clinton said during Sunday’s Democratic debate that Snyder has “acted as though he didn’t really care” about the crisis.
But Snyder told The Detroit News on Monday after speaking at a Martin Luther King Day event in Flint that “politicizing the issue doesn’t help matters.”
The Republican also reiterated he’s focusing “on the solution and how to deal with the damage that was done.”
The crisis began in 2014 when a state-appointed emergency manager switched Flint from Detroit water to Flint River water to save money. The corrosive water caused lead to leach from old pipes.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is also running for the Democratic nomination, has called for Snyder’s resignation.