Statement from state Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) on former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley refusing to appear before Congress after being subpoenaed

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“This is the biggest health crisis to hit Michigan, and one of the men behind the beginnings of this problem has gone into hiding, refusing to appear to answer questions about his role. Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s refusal is one instance in many of how he believes he is above the law, and he shows no signs of stepping away from his defective position.

“He has become a political fugitive, now a member of Gov. Snyder’s political witness protection program. I can only hope U.S. Marshals will locate Emergency Manager Darnell Earley and bring him to Washington, D.C., because honesty and accountability have been lacking for many involved in this humanitarian crisis.”