Possible FBI suspect and GOP candidate for Michigan Governor Bill Schuette went on a radio show yesterday to say the Flint investigation “is all about justice.” But while Schuette pays lip service to Flint victims and their families, his record as Attorney General tells a different story.
Schuette sought to exclude the state from class action lawsuits seeking damages for thousands of Flint residents. Schuette and his cronies attempted to have the suits dismissed by claiming that the state had immunity under the constitution, the plaintiffs missed the statute of limitations, Flint’s emergency managers were not state employees, and by claiming there is no constitutional right to clean water. In other words: Schuette tried to find every excuse under the sun to deny Flint victims justice.
“When he isn’t using state employees as his own personal real estate agents, Bill Schuette is actively trying to stop Flint victims from receiving the justice he claims they deserve,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Bill Schuette can talk about ‘justice for Flint’ all he wants, but he has consistently put the profits of polluters ahead of Flint families.”