Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Reports of New Flint Water Charges
WASHINGTON—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement today after media reports that former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other senior state officials will face new charges related to the Flint water crisis:
“What happened to the people of Flint is a terrible tragedy. Justice for Flint families comes in many forms, including holding state officials accountable for what they did to Flint. While I never prejudge the outcome of any criminal charges, I support the Flint water crisis investigation following the facts, wherever they may lead. No one is above the law.
“Justice for Flint also comes by making sure families have access to critical resources, like the Flint Registry and other health care, educational and nutritional services, that can help mitigate the effects of lead exposure. Flint families deserve our continued support and we owe it to other communities to learn the lessons of the water crisis so it never happens elsewhere.”