As criticism rains down on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder over his involvement with lead-poisoned water in Flint, another notable voice joins the condemnation and calls for resignation: Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sanders released this statement on his website and twitter:

The Senator also emphasized the severity of the situation, saying that there are no excuses for the devastating damage that this exposure has caused.

These comments, along with the criticism of others and the official declaration from the President of a state of emergency in Flint, will hopefully spur further investigation into what exactly the Governor knew about the situation so that justice can be served. No matter what happens now, as the Senator points out, the damage has already been done to the citizens of Flint.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at