Gov. Rick Snyder Says Flint Investigation Will Not Lead To His Resignation

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (left) and Gov. Rick Snyder (right)

There’s been a flood of news coming out of Michigan throughout the fall, and it’s spilling into the winter and the new year.

This week, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced new charges in the Flint water crisis, including two state-appointed emergency managers who oversaw Flint during the city’s water switch that resulted in residents being poisoned by lead-tainted water. Many onlookers have wondered how far up the chain of command Schuette’s investigation will go.

Gov. Rick Snyder addresses the charges on Detroit Today. Host Stephen Henderson asks Snyder if there’s anything the investigation could turn up that might lead the governor to consider resigning.

No,” says Snyder. “I don’t see that scenario… I’m focused in on really making Michigan a stronger, better place and addressing the challenges in Flint.”

Again, there’s a lot of progress being made,” he continues, ”but there’s a lot more work that needs to be done. And it’s a terrible tragedy that none of us wish would have happened.”

Snyder also lists what he sees as the highlights for Michigan in 2016, looks ahead to 2017, discusses President-elect Donald Trump, and addresses continuing shortfalls in Michigan’s business tax revenues.

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.

Image credit: Amber Neher

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