Michigan Gov. Whitmer's handling of Benton Harbor lead pipe crisis slammed in new ad

The RGA is releasing the new ad, これはFoxNewsによって最初に取得されました, in a five-figure campaign hitting the governor over the Benton Harbor crisis that has seen the Great Lake State town lose access to water.

タイトル “Gretchen Whitmer knew about the water crisis in Michigan and she did nothing,” the ad features news clips of the leaded water problem, with one clip pointing out that the state government first detected the leadthree yearsago in 2018.


The ad concludes with a shot of Whitmer juxtaposed next to text saying the governorknewabout the contaminated, poisonous waterand did nothing.

While residents of Benton Harbor were unknowingly drinking lead-contaminated water, Gretchen Whitmer and her administration were sitting on the sidelines for years hiding critical information from the public,” RGA spokesman Chris Gustafson said in a press release obtained by Fox News.

Whitmer’s inaction endangered countless Michiganders, and her slow response and failure to lead during a crisis has once again shown that she is unfit for the job,” 彼は続けた.

Republicans aren’t the only ones fed up with the governor’s response to the crisis.

改訂. Edward Pinkney, who leads the Benton Harbor Community Water Council, told Fox News in a phone interview last week that Whitmer and Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad should have responded to the crisisthree years ago.

The city government, they failed us, and the state government failed us. They failed the community,” Pinkney told Fox News. “For three years, they did exactly nothing. For three whole years, they did exactly nothing.

The reverend said it took Whitmerthree yearsto do something about the crisis, and Whitmer’sdamage controlonly came about after his group filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and cited the fact that an election year is approaching.

He also said that if the group had not filed the EPA petition, it would have takenanother two or three years before someone actually responded to this.