There’s lead in Newark’s water. The city run into the ground by Senator Cory Booker, who is running for the 2020 Democrat nomination.
Senator Booker, former Newark mayor and current presidential candidate, called for federal action in a tweet on Wednesday morning.
“Newark’s water emergency demands our federal government’s immediate attention. Everyone deserves clean, safe water – it’s shameful that our national crisis of lead-contaminated water disproportionately hits poor black and brown communities like my own,” he wrote.
The EPA, which is part of the federal government, had been repeatedly warning that Newark’s water was bad, while its black Democrat authorities handed out useless filters and pretended the problem didn’t exist.
This isn’t a national crisis. It’s a Newark crisis.
It didn’t “passive voice” hit Newark.
Maybe Cory can recognize some of these disproportionate names?
Until 2013, the job of keeping water safe belonged to a quasi-public agency called the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation. It fell under the purview of the mayor, who appointed board members and who sat as chair.
In 2014, the New Jersey state comptroller published an investigation into the agency’s stewardship of the city’s infrastructure that was highly …read more