More than 150 Flint residents head to Washington to hear Snyder' - WNEM TV 5

More than 150 Flint residents head to Washington to hear Snyder's testimony

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Andrew Keller (WNEM) Andrew Keller (WNEM)
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

It is the moment many Flint residents have been waiting on for months.

"Now, it's Mr. Snyder's turn," said Flint resident Gladyes Williamson.

On Thursday Gov. Rick Snyder sits in the hot seat, answering questions about the Flint water crisis.

More than 150 people loaded up on three buses on their way to Washington D.C. to witness it firsthand.

"They're waiting for him, they're waiting for him, and you know what? I wanted to be sitting right there and watch him squirm. I wanted to see him squirm," Williamson said.

Under oath, Snyder will answer to a congressional committee in Washington, D.C.

Williamson said she and many others believe Snyder and his policies are to blame for the flint water crisis and want to see him take responsibility for it.

"You know what, I can't wait until Mr. Snyder starts speaking, and gets caught up in his ba-dee-ba-doo-ba-lies," Williamson said.

Vickie Mack, her daughters Miracle and Justine, and husband Clarence are also in for the 12-hour ride.

The Flint Rising Coalition, made up of many safe water advocacy groups, brought them along on a free trip to share their stories to congress.

"We have to bath in it, take bottled water to cook our food, they just think we're in poverty, like a third world country," Mack said.

Mack said she's tired of the run-around. She wants answers about what happened and about the future of Flint.

"Hopefully he just breaks down and just tells the truth, you know (pause) just tell the truth."

Many said even that won't repair the damage already done to the community.

Williamson hopes arriving in numbers will secure the help they need from those who can give it.

"They cannot fix what they've done to people. They can't. But you know what, they hold some money that needs to come to Flint with us, it needs to come back with us," Williamson said.

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