A heated democratic battle on the Atlantic in New Hampshire took a backseat as Hillary Clinton took the trip westward to see the Flint water crisis firsthand.
House of Prayer Missionary Church held services as usual, full of big smiles and soulful tunes. After the services came to a close, the crowd didn’t waiver as the entirety of the men and women stayed put and gave a standing ovation to Hillary and Mayor Karen Weaver taking the stage.
The former Secretary of State began her speech by quoting a Psalms verse, saying in addition how nice it is to be with the pastor as they’ve both lived in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
From there, Hillary quoted just how poorly the state government has been during the crisis, “What happened in Flint is immoral. The children of Flint are just as precious as the children in any part of America.”
Clinton also called attention to a near $600 million dollar bill going through Congress saying the bill needs to be passed, saying “…this is no time for politics as usual.”
“I will fight for you in Flint, no matter how long it takes”, Clinton said as she wrapped up her speech with her commitment to the city until the problem ceases to exist.
“Let’s make sure we take care of the people of Flint and give every child a chance to grow up to their God-given potential!”
Politics and presidential runs aside, Hillary Clinton shined an even brighter spotlight on Flint and its ongoing emergency.