Bush Praises Michigan Guv For His Handling Of Flint Water Crisis

AP

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Sunday praised Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), who is currently facing calls for his resignation over his handling of the Flint water crisis, for taking responsibility for the fiasco.

“I admire Rick Snyder for stepping up right now,” Bush said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He’s going through the challenge. And he’s fired people and accepted responsibility to fix this.”

When host Jake Tapper said he was surprised to hear praise for Snyder, Bush said that he thought the governor has “taken the lead now.”

“What I’m saying, though, instead of saying the dog ate my homework, it’s someone else’s fault, once it became clear, he took — he’s taken the lead now,” Bush told CNN. “And that’s exactly what I think leaders have to do.”

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