An ongoing crisis in Flint is now drawing voluminous concern from around the nation as celebrities, politicians and presidential candidates steer attention to the toxic tap water in one of Michigan's biggest and most beleaguered cities.
Meanwhile, the Reverend Jesse Jackson says Flint residents coping with a drinking water crisis "have been betrayed".
Dozens of people protested outside Snyder's residence in downtown Ann Arbor on Monday afternoon, marching there from the nearby University of MI campus. The financially troubled city began drawing its water from the Flint River in 2014 to save money.
Members of Michigan's National Guard have been called in to help volunteers pass out drinking water, testing kits, filters and other supplies to city residents, and the state said more Guard members arrived Monday to bring the total to 70.
It wasn't until the very end of the report that Diaz provided Snyder's response to attacks from his political opponents: "Many will be protesting tomorrow at the Governor's state of the state address". The state is now handing out filters and bottled water with the hlep of the National Guard. "The elderly can't pick up water, so we'll deliver it to them and others in need".
Flint State Representative Sheldon Neeley would like to hear Governor Snyder commit to spend part of a budget surplus to address Flint's water crisis during his State of the State address.
Gov. Rick Snyder finally acknowledged in late September that the water was unsafe, saying the consequences of switching to Flint River water were not "fully understood".
At the debate and on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday morning, Clinton suggested that her public criticism of Snyder earlier this week spurred him to request federal help dealing with the crisis.
Flint is 57 percent black, and from 2009 to 2013 some 42 percent of its residents lived below the poverty line, according to United States census data.
"The residents and children of Flint deserve every resource available to make sure that they have safe water and are able to recover from this bad man-made disaster created by the state", Kildee said.
Director Michael Moore, a Flint native, held a rally in the city Saturday.
Meanwhile, the question of what Snyder knew about Flint and when continues to dog the governor's office, and the Free Press' editorial board made a compelling case over the weekend that Snyder should release internal communications related to the scandal. Bernie Sanders reiterated his call for the Michigan Republican to resign.
Mike Bradley was reacting to news that Flint's water has been contaminated by lead after switching to the Flint river as its supply.