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'Dereliction Of Duty' Says Sanders Calling For Michigan Governor To Resign Over Flint Water Crisis

EAST LANSING (WWJ) - Bernie Sanders took his Democratic campaign for President to Michigan State University Wednesday night, telling the mostly college-age audience, that after visiting Flint, and hearing from people about their health problems because of their water supply, he says Governor Snyder should resign.

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Guests wait for Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) to arrive for a rally on the campus of Michigan State University on March 2, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls on March 8 to select their partys presidential nominee. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

"It's a dereliction of duty from the governor is so high that he should resign," said Sanders.

The top Democrat in the Michigan House, Tim Greimel, is the first state lawmaker to call for Governor Snyder's resignation over Flint' water crisis.

A spokesman for the governor says Snyder is "fully committed" to remaining in office.

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