House Rep Blasts Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Inaction On Flint Crisis: You Haven’t Been In A Coma [VIDEO]

Whoa. The Detroit News has the exchange:

Democrats on the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee attacked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday as he testified over the Flint water contamination crisis, with one member calling on him to resign. “I’ve had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies,” Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania told the governor.

“Plausible deniability only works when it’s plausible, and I’m not buying any of this that you didn’t know until October 2015,” Cartwright said. “You were not in a medically induced coma for a year.”

Cartwright drew gasps from the crowd when he suggested that “pretty soon” men who strike their wives will apologize by saying there were “failures at all levels,” referencing comments Snyder made about failures at all levels of government in his opening remarks.

“People who put dollars over the fundamental safety of people do not belong in government, and you need to resign, too, Mr. Governor,” Cartwright said.

The second clip below is live.