City officials point fingers on blame in wake of water crisis - WNEM TV 5

City officials point fingers on blame in wake of water crisis

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Who's to blame for a city's water troubles?

It’s a question Flint resident Angie Flores wants answered about the water crisis.

"I'm curious as to when it's going to be drinkable," Flores said.

Former emergency manager Darnell Earley, who oversaw the transition to using the Flint River as the city's water source, wrote an opinion piece for the Detroit News, saying don't point the finger at him.

Flint resident Donovan Miske agrees.

"It's an issue whether who's to blame is not important right now, just get it taken care of," Miske said.

But that's not stopping the Michigan Democratic Party from lashing out at both Earley, and Gov. Rick Snyder who appointed him.

Chairman Brandon Dillon is calling on Snyder to fire Earley from his job as emergency manager of Detroit schools.

"Not only is Mr. Earley and the governor who appointed him unwilling to take accountability for the poor decisions they made, which put thousands of lives in jeopardy. But now they want to try to blame the victims of their poor decisions," Dillon said.

Flores said she thinks the blame can be shared among many of the city leaders.

"Just blaming one was the fall guy, but I don't think he's excluded, you know," Flores said.

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