LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement in response to MDEQ Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division director Bryce Feighner’s comments on the Flint water crisis yesterday:

“The people of Flint are outraged that the state has someone involved in the Flint recovery who believes that the harm to our city is ‘hype.’ People with such beliefs have no place being involved in our city and I will be addressing this matter directly with the governor.”