Jan 20, 2016
Mike Barnicle on the mishandling of the disaster in Flint, Michigan

Continuing the conversation on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle provides a likely answer as to why it took government officials, including Governor Rick Snyder and the Environmental Protection Agency, so long to address the lead-poisoning issue. “It’s an age old answer—and it’s called ‘demographics.’ [The people of Flint] have no political clout… they don’t know politicians… they live on the edge… and if they’re working they live paycheck to paycheck,” explains Mike. Watch the ongoing discussion of the mishandling of the disaster in Flint here. On MSNBC.