Snyder: “My testimony was truthful”

Oct 12, 2017

Governor Rick Snyder says he stands by his testimony before a congressional committee regarding the Flint water crisis.

The Republican and Democratic leaders on the US House Oversight Committee have asked the governor to provide more details on when he became aware of an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Genesee County.

That’s because an aide to the governor testified in a criminal trial that he told the governor weeks earlier than when the governor said he knew.

The letter from the committee asks Snyder to provide “additional relevant information” and warns of the penalties of lying to Congress. In a reply letter, the governor says his sworn testimony was truthful, and he sees no reason to clarify what he said.