Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder endured harsh questioning from Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) during a House committee meeting on the Flint water crisis Thursday, according to video from MSNBC.
Snyder as governor oversaw the state amid a massive water crisis in Flint that caused residents to drink and be poisoned by lead in the water system.
“Governor Snyder, plausible deniability only works when it’s plausible, and I’m not buying that you didn’t know any of this until October 2015,” Cartwright, an attorney, said. “You were not in a medically-induced coma for a year.”
Cartwright blasted Snyder for failing to both take action to avert the crisis and his “phony apologies.”
“There you are, dripping with guilt but drawing your salary, hiring lawyers at the expense of the people, and doing your dead-level best to spread accountability to others and not being accountable,” Cartwright said. “Pretty soon we will have men who strike their wives saying, ‘I’m sorry dear, but there were failures at all levels.'”
Cartwright then continued, saying, “People who put dollars over the fundamental safety of the people do not belong in government. And you need to resign too, Governor Snyder.
Watch Cartwright grill Snyder, as posted by MSNBC, here:
“I’ve had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies … Pretty soon we will have men who strike their wives saying, ‘I’m sorry dear, but there were failures on all levels.'”- Congressman Matt Cartwright challenges Governor Rick SnyderWatch more: //on.msnbc.com/1R0qNrp
Posted by MSNBC on Thursday, March 17, 2016