Democrats call for federal intervention in Flint - – Rockford’s News Leader

Democrats call for federal intervention in Flint

DERRY, N.H. (AP) -

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders say Michigan's government has responded inadequately to the lead contamination crisis in Flint, and the federal government should get involved.

Clinton said in Thursday's presidential debate in New Hampshire that the federal government needs to hold Michigan responsible, while also finding ways to remedy the "terrible burden" that people in Flint are facing, such as helping to pay for health care costs.

Sanders renewed his call for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign, saying there are "children being poisoned."

He suggested that the crisis would have been addressed differently if it had happened in a white suburban community.

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