Gov. Snyder in Flint Thursday helping at a food bank
FLINT, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder was in Flint on Thursday at a food bank helping volunteers who are working to get healthy food to those exposed to dangerous levels of lead.
Many have been angry with the governor for not spending time with the victims of the crisis.
“Actually, I’m doing time with Flint residents too,” Snyder said. “It’s important to talk to them. I’m doing regular conversations with them. One of the best venues are tele-town halls where I’ve talked to literally thousands of Flint residents in terms of answering their questions and I’m going to keep doing that.”
The majority of the people working at the food bank are not Flint residents with the exception of Marseille Allen, who helped raise thousands to help the city through a GoFundMe campaign.
The governor’s team asked Allen to appear with him for photographs.
“It doesn’t matter who is standing next to me, as long as their doing something good for the citizens of Flint,” Allen said.
The governor also address a new email scandal that critics say shows Snyder waited to react and inform the public about a potential danger with lead in Flint schools.
“That was absolutely inaccurate,” Snyder said. “I didn’t delay anything.”
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