Kasich Racing Past Flint On Today’s Campaign Tour Of The Mitten
THAT STATE UP NORTH — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hitting the campaign trail this week in Michigan, where Gov. Rick Snyder has been under fire for failing to protect Flint’s citizens from lead-poisoned water — but Kasich has also been derelict in his duty to ensure clean water for Ohioans.
“Governor Kasich is hoping Michiganders don’t notice the fact that he has failed to protect Ohio citizens from lead-poisoned water,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper. “While Kasich has spent more than 130 days out of state advancing his political ambitions, the families and children of Sebring have been suffering. It’s time for Kasich to stop playing political games, come back to Ohio and focus on the job he was elected to do.”
Kasich will pass through Flint as he speeds from his afternoon stop in East Lansing on his way to the Macomb County Republican Party’s headquarters in Utica.
Kasich’s water problems are mounting:
When the topic of Flint came up at a GOP debate last month, Kasich completely forgot to mention Sebring, where citizens lived with lead-contaminated water for months with no action by the state.
Legionella bacteria was discovered in a state office building directly across the street from the Ohio Statehouse, and a state worker was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s Disease.
Today the Columbus Dispatch revealed that Kasich’s Environmental Protection Agency had failed to ensure notification for citizens in 10 out of 14 water systems in Ohio that had advisories for lead contamination.
According to the Kasich’s campaign strategist, he intends to spend a lot of time in Michigan through the state’s primary on Tuesday, March 8. As reported by the Detroit Free Press, John Weaver said, “We’re going to treat Michigan like we did New Hampshire.”
Earlier today Kasich said, “We have to do really well in this state or I have to roll up the carpets and go back.”