As we told you earlier, tonight’s Democratic debate is being held in Flint, Michigan and the first topic of the night was understandably on the city’s water crisis. Hillary Clinton, however, one-upped Bernie Sanders by vowing to remove lead from “everywhere” if elected:
— Elite Daily (@EliteDaily) March 7, 2016
Hillary's a little off her game tonight, maybe?
"…we will remove lead from everywhere."
— Nick Capozzoli (@NickCapozzoli) March 7, 2016
"I want to get rid of all lead everywhere"-Hillary
Um… Are you going to just remove it from the periodic table?
— Joe Freiert (@Stugots24) March 7, 2016
No, not that extreme … but still … pretty extreme:
Hillary pledges to remove lead "from everywhere" — water, soil, systems — in 5 years.
— David Catanese (@davecatanese) March 7, 2016
Flint, Michigan is not the only city with a lead problem. Which means, to remove lead from everywhere — including water systems that have lead pipes — will be incredibly expensive.
She’s going to need to follow-up and explain just what she means on this one.
Hillary Clinton's pledge to remove all lead from the U.S. in five years is just not possible https://t.co/NS2ylUcqLd
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) March 7, 2016
Of course it isn’t.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.