"Coronavirus is the biggest story in the country, and rightfully so. But today, this enormous, exclusive, and damning story should be a very, very close second."
“The unearthing of allegedly blatant corruption at the top levels of government in the City of Taylor should disturb every citizen of our state."
Pence landed on the island by helicopter and then took the eight-car motorcade to and from the hotel.
“The stuff that was on the walls was like, ‘You don’t want this house, stay away, keep out.’”
“Words cannot express how disappointed I am that justice continues to be delayed and denied to the people of my city."
"The people of Flint deserve answers. Hopefully this investigation will yield them. And there needs to be accountability for those involved in creating this crisis, including former Governor Snyder."
High levels of lead leached from the old pipes, poisoning a generation of Flint's children, and bacteria responsible for an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease killed more than a dozen residents.
“The EPA was well aware that the Flint River was highly corrosive and posed a significant danger of lead leaching” into residents’ homes.
Michigan has meanwhile presented itself as the ground zero of water problems, as the people of Detroit worked to make themselves a model for solutions.
“That’s why a lot of people in Detroit are choosing water over medicine, water over rent, water over new shoes for their kids." “Because it’s such a huge percentage of people’s income right now.”