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Monday, August 1, 2016

Calley Blasts Clinton Over Flint Claims




By Brandon Hall
(Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com)


Lt. Gov. Brian Calley blasted Democrat Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for pushing out a false narrative at the DNC in Philly regarding her alleged role in helping Flint during the city's water crisis.

According to MLive:

"Lt. Gov. Brian Calley wasn't entirely displeased with the way Michigan was portrayed at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, but he took significant issue with the implication that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was a catalyst for change in Flint.
A video produced for the convention on the Flint water crisis that preceded Flint Mayor Karen Weaver's speech Wednesday "had the timeline all messed up" on when changes started being addressed in the city, Calley told reporters following a town hall event for Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence in Grand Rapids Thursday.
"Hillary Clinton was late to the game — she wasn't what drove the process," said Calley, a Republican. "It was a very disappointing distortion — a flat-out lie, in fact — to suggest that Hillary Clinton bringing up Flint water was what caused the actions to be taken Calley specifically pointed out that the switchover back to the Detroit water system happened "months before Hillary Clinton had ever said anything."

Calley specifically pointed out that the switchover back to the Detroit water system happened "months before Hillary Clinton had ever said anything."
Anna Heaton, spokesperson for Gov. Rick Snyder, was also critical of the video following its release on the national stage. She said suggesting that the state isn't contributing to the city's full recovery "is a false narrative and won't sit well with the taxpayers of Michigan."
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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com

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