Flint residents worry upcoming political visits are just talk

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will square off in early March for a Democratic presidential debate in Flint.

But Clinton will pay a visit to the city on Sunday. The water crisis has become international news, and that has some residents in Flint asking if this another game of politics?

"Maybe their heart is in the right place but to me it's not a coincidence that they want to come to Flint," said resident Ange'le Johnson. “There is a lot of media attention and that is another way politically to boost up their votes."

With that said, some say the bottom line is how are they going to help.

"Yeah want to hear a real plan," said resident Daniel Hernandez. "Yeah, a real plan about what we're actually going to do. They're telling us not to drink it, but we're still bathing in it.

“We still have to shower every day. Brush our teeth. I don't know what's the difference between drinking and showering in it. It's still touching our skin."

"How is she going to be able to help us raise enough funds and even get the set and cooperation with our new Mayor Karen Weaver on getting funding for the infrastructure," said resident Ange'le Johnson.

Johnson says she has not yet made a decision on Clinton or Sanders.

"I'm not going to be bias with her or Bernie Sanders. I am going to be fair and see what they can do once they come into town and they prove themselves," Johnson said. "Then, I'll know what their true intentions are, because the proof will be there in their efforts."

FOX 2 has been making calls to the Hilary Clinton campaign all day, but a location has not been released on where the presidential candidate will speak or what she plans to do while she's here.
 


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