Bill Ballenger, a prominent conservative pundit and former Republican lawmaker in Michigan, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday morning that the coverage of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is "exaggerated."
"The publicity about it is overblown. Look, there is a problem with the water in Flint, or there has been," Ballenger said.
He acknowledged that "mistakes were made" in Flint but said that the reports of lead contamination in the city has created "terrible publicity for Flint."
"It's vastly exaggerated," he said.
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