Last quote by Rick Snyder
Rick Snyder quotes
Spent time with Cheryl, a Flint resident, at her home in the city and drank filtered #Flint water with her.
Let me be blunt, this was a failure of government at all levels: local, state, and federal officials. We all failed the families of Flint. This isn't about politics nor partisanship. I'm not going to point fingers or shift blame. There's plenty of that to share and neither will help the people of Flint.
Help was needed from all levels of government. This denial is especially frustrating as it would have provided aid to individual households in Flint.
We didn't connect all the dots that I wish we would have. when his aides checked with environmental and health experts in state agencies about concerns, they continually reaffirmed "there was no problem.
The people of Flint have suffered because they were failed by all levels of government, and so it is understandable that there are questions at all levels of government. In Michigan we are learning a great deal from this crisis and I am hopeful the federal government also will use this as an opportunity to examine health and safety protections in place, assess infrastructure needs, and avoid this type of crisis in the future.
These areas merit special attention.
I want to solve this problem.
There absolutely is a trust issue.
I think there are issues at the EPA through the course of all this.
I've apologized for what's gone on with the state. I am responsible for state government, so I have a degree of responsibility. That's why we've tried to be prudent about taking actions to address where those problems were, what those issues were ... Again, I wish they never would have happened.
I don't think the pain is over.
It was almost the perfect storm.