Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will get a chance to see the water crisis in Flint firsthand when they come to the state for a March 6 debate, two days before Michigan’s presidential primary election. Clinton, former secretary of state and first lady, called for a debate in Flint on Saturday to draw attention to the water crisis facing the city.
It’s been going on for years, as the people of Flint repeatedly asked for help and were ignored by state government,” John Podesta, Clintons Campaign Chairman said. “As Hillary has said, this would not have happened in a wealthy community.”
Clinton has been talking about the Flint water issue on the campaign trail and in debates.
Sanders has said he thinks Gov. Rick Snyder should resign.
The Democratic National Committee announced four more debates for the two candidates, including one being held in New Hampshire on Thursday.
More debates are expected to be held in April and May.