Having spent much time in January 2014 trying to score bottled water when the local water system went down, my heart is with those in Flint, Michigan, who are without safe water. Ours was from an industrial alcohol that smelled like licorice and within weeks it disappeared. They have lead in theirs, so the problem is a real nightmare.
Ted Cruz came to the rescue with 600 gallons of water. That does not sound like much, until you consider that is 600 people who got a gallon of water when their water was out.
Senator Ted Cruz's Michigan office spent the day handing out gallons of water to the Flint community.
We caught up with them as they dropped off gallons of water at Carriage Town Ministries.
They dropped off around 600 gallons and cases of water throughout the area, delivering to expectant mothers at crisis centers.
Volunteers say it's the least they can do to help out residents in need of clean water.
"Senator Cruz has already made a very strong statement on this issue in support of the people of Flint, in acknowledging what's happened with the government failure on basically every level. And we believe it's our civic duty to reach out. We have to be willing to step up. And here we are putting our money and time where our mouth is," said Wendy Day, state director for the Ted Cruz campaign.
Cruz talked about Flint's water emergency on the campaign trail. While in New Hampshire, he said, "What has happened in Flint, Michigan is an absolute travesty. The men and women have been betrayed. Every one of us is entitled to have clean water. And to all the children who have been poisoned...by government officials, by their negligence, their ineptitude, there needs to be accountability as to why dirty water, poisoned water was given to a community that did not deserve this. Need to ensure there is accountability, clean water and clean air. Prayers for people of Flint, Michigan that health affects aren't as long-lasting as many think they will be. Needs to be accountability from the city government all the way up."The EPA knew about this problem and did nothing.
And Washington pundits wonder why the people are against everything Washington stands for?
By the way, where was Bernie? Hillary? O'Malley? Any of the staffs of the other Republicans?
Hell, where was Barack Obama?