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Bernie and Hillary demand that officials lose their jobs over the Flint water crisis, starting with the Republican governor.


At the opening of tonight’s Democratic debate in the Michigan city, both Clinton and Sanders demanded that Michigan Governor Rick Synder resign over the crisis, and later said that culpable officials at the EPA and elsewhere should lose their jobs—and perhaps even go to jail.

The alarm for Snyder’s resignation has been sounded by everyone from Matt Damon and Michael Moore. Sanders has been part of that chorus for a while now, but tonight was Hillary Clinton’s most forceful statement so far. Sanders’s rapid response director tweeted:

Snyder, meanwhile, blamed the crisis on government bureaucracy.