(Posted March 16) The “Blame Game” over who is most responsible for the Flint “water crisis” reached a crescendo in the March 6 Democratic debate in Flint when Hillary Clinton finally echoed her rival Bernie Sanders’s demand made in January that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder should “resign” over the imbroglio.
But Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, the“Water Quality” expert who drew attention to Flint’s contaminated water last year and whose research has been cited by Democrats repeatedly, has deviated from the script.
Edwards now says FOIA-Procured Emails Reveal that Snyder, while initially slow off the mark, has acted responsibly in the crisis and that bureaucrats, federal and state, are primarily to blame.
Suddenly, mention of Edwards’s name was dropped by Democrats. Reference to Edwards fell off in the Mainstream media, too, until they were forced to acknowledge his testimony before a legislative committee on March 14 that bureaucrats in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had covered up facts they had uncovered on the Flint water contamination issue and steered the federal government away from making Flint a battle worth fighting.