Jeb Bush said Sunday afternoon that he admires how Governor Rick Snyder – despite being aware of the crisis itself for years – has handled the aftermath of the Flint Water Crisis, adding “He’s going to the challenge. He’s stepped up and fired some people.”
Wow, he fired some people that is pretty courageous Jeb! It’s almost as though being aware of the issue for months and doing nothing never happened.
Bush’s praise comes as some are demanding Snyder’s resignation over the preventable disaster in Flint, where as many as 100,000 people have been drinking and bathing in brown, lead-contaminated water that the government previously told them was safe.
As The Huffington Post’s Arthur Delaney reports, this happened because Snyder’s government gave Flint bad water treatment advice. When host Jake Tapper said he was surprised to hear positive words for Snyder given his role in the catastrophe, Bush held firm and said he’s impressed with the way the Republican governor is owning the issue. “Instead of saying, ‘The dog ate my homework, it’s someone else’s fault,’ once it became clear, he’s taking the lead now,” Bush said. “That’s exactly what I think leaders have to do.”