Republican Cover Up: Criminal Charges Against 3 For Flint Water Crisis But Not Rick Snyder

The Republican cover-up is in full swing in Michigan as GOP Attorney General Schuette will announce felony and misdemeanour charges against three individuals for the Flint water crisis, but none of them are Gov. Rick Snyder.

The AP reported, “The charges — the first levied in a probe that is expected to broaden — will be filed against a pair of state Department of Environmental Quality officials and a local water treatment plant supervisor, two officials told The Associated Press late Tuesday. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.”

Republicans are doing what they always do after their policies harm innocent people. The Michigan GOP is talking tough about responsibility while throwing low-level employees under the bus.

The real criminal who caused the poisoning of the people of Flint, Michigan was Gov. Rick Snyder. Close aides to Snyder say that he knew about the problems with the water in Flint for a year before action was taken. If it can be proven that the governor knew and did nothing for a year, Rick Snyder is criminally responsible for the crisis in Flint.

While taking a posture of faux responsibility, Gov. Snyder has tried to blame everyone but himself for lead in Flint’s water. The sham probe that is being conducted by the Republican attorney general in Michigan is the reason why the people of Flint deserve an independent federal investigation into the crisis.

What is happening to the people of Flint is criminal, and nothing less than jail time for the highest members of the Snyder of the administration would be a fitting punishment for their disgraceful act of intentionally dangerous governance.