FLINT (CBS Detroit) – Just days before the New Hampshire primary and on the heels of a narrow win in the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Flint Sunday, addressing the city’s water crisis.
Clinton telling residents gathered at a community meeting inside a Baptist church on the city’s north side, that she will fight for the residents and clean water “as long as it takes.”READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region
“I want you to know this has to be a national priority not just for today or tomorrow; clean water is not optional my friends,” said Clinton.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
It’s the second time Clinton has visited the city since the issue made national headlines this year.
The former Secretary of State’s campaign handlers say she’ll use the trip to urge the Senate to approve the Democrats’ $600 million amendment to help fix the water crisis.MORE NEWS: Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
Clinton was joined by Flint mayor Karen Weaver.