Democrats visit Flint: Hypocrisy, lies and cover-up


Democrats visit Flint: Hypocrisy, lies and cover-up

Sheila Brehm

27 July 2018

Several members of the Democratic Party’s Congressional delegation dropped in on Flint, Michigan last week for a photo-op where city residents still suffer from a health crisis four years after the lead poisoning of their water supply. The July 20 event included Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the US House of Representatives, and her colleagues Dan Kildee and Debbie Dingell (Michigan), Jim McGovern (Massachusetts), and Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas).

The trip was the prelude to a campaign visit Saturday by Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary backed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialists of America member who won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District. The trips to Flint, which has become a national and international symbol of government indifference, is part of the Democrats’ efforts to feign sympathy for working-class and minority voters in the run-up to the mid-term elections.

The Democrats share full responsibility with the Republicans for the disaster in the city. Democratic State Treasurer Andy Dillon, appointed by Republican Governor Rick Snyder, approved the moneymaking scheme to build a redundant water pipeline to the city, which set into motion the decision to switch the city’s water supply to the polluted Flint River. President Obama came to the city in 2016, sipped a glass of water and essentially told the residents to get over it, while the Democratic mayor and Democratic-controlled city council have overseen the continued neglect.

Pelosi, Dingell and others donned hard hats and posed for the cameras at a Flint home that was having its pipes replaced. To date only 6,725…

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