The left has been all anxious to have people arrested in connection with Flint’s water problem. They can start with the mayor.
The former city administrator of Flint, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit against the current mayor’s office, claiming she was fired after raising concerns about donors being directed away from a charity for victims of the city’s water crisis and toward a fund sharing a name with the mayor’s campaign fund.
In the suit filed Monday, fired administrator Natasha Henderson claims that in February 2016, Flint’s current mayor, Karen Weaver, directed a former city employee and a city volunteer to stop directing potential donors to a charity called Safe Water/Safe Homes. That charity was run by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and had been approved by the city for water-crisis donations.Instead, the lawsuit claims city employee Maxine Murray was directed by Weaver to begin directing donations to “Karenabout Flint.” According to the lawsuit, Murray came to Henderson “in tears” and in fear of “going to jail.”CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of “Karenabout Flint,” and it does not appear in any state tax registries. “Karen About Flint” was Weaver’s campaign slogan when she ran for mayor in 2015, and her Twitter handle is @karenaboutflint.Murray could not be reached for comment.The suit claims that the switch was made without the approval of Flint’s city council or of the receivership transition advisory board, which was set up to help the city transition from being under state financial control.The city declined to comment, citing pending litigation. Attorney Kendall Williams, to whom the mayor’s office referred comment, could not be reached.Flint has been navigating its way through a devastating water crisis for the past two years. Hazardous levels of lead were found in residents’ tap water after the city switched its water source from the Great Lakes to the Flint River.Weaver defeated a fellow sitting Democratic mayor in November by running on a platform of fighting for Flint residents who believed officials hadn’t done enough to protect them during the ongoing water crisis. Part of this plan was replacing several city employees.
Karen Weaver, the Democratic Mayor of Flint, Mich., endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday morning.
“We want a friend like Hillary in the White House,” Weaver told reporters during a conference call organized by the Clinton campaign, reports the Huffington Post. “That’s exactly what we need to have happen.”
“As far as what Hillary Clinton has done, she has actually been the only—the only—candidate, whether we’re talking Democratic or Republican, to reach out and talk with us about, ‘What can I do? What kind of help do you need?’” she added.
Legal help, Grandma.