Ohio Senator Dodges Key Question About Drinking Water

Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio remarked on Sunday that after a toxic leak and gigantic fireball caused by a train wreck, locals were justifiably dubious about their health and safety.

When questioned if he would be prepared to consume the local water, he remained silent.

Is the Water Safe?

Immediately after the accidental derailing and following the disaster this month, Brown was questioned if East Palestine, Ohio citizens could trust the claims from the government officials that their air and drinking water remained safe.

Brown was asked these questions on CNN during an interview.

He answered by saying they would be correct to question the safety of the water.

He believed the water is safe, but people should test it once they return to their residences. He also suggested testing air quality and soil integrity. He said this was specifically important for those with wells.

The Ohio Democrat dodged a straightforward question when the host, Pamela Brown, asked him if he would drink the water and whether other leaders should do the same to comfort the people.

He dodged the question by saying he thought people were drinking the water and he had been assured by the mayor that everything was safe.

The mayor declared categorically and unequivocally that water is safe to drink. Brown then mentioned he wasn’t sure if the mayor had children or was too old for that, but he hadn’t asked the mayor if he bathed his children in the water.

Based on a video uploaded to Twitter by Ohio Lt. Gov. John Husted, East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway, as well as other dignitaries, sipped tap water from individual plastic cups on Friday.

Conaway, however, admitted to Newsmax on the following day that, despite his 100% confidence in the city’s water supply, he would certainly be consuming bottled water if he owned his own well, particularly if he lived close to a stream.

20 cars transporting toxic commodities spilled or were purposefully set on fire in the Norfolk Southern freight train that overturned on February 3. This was done to prevent five cars from bursting into flames.

After independent Kentucky journalist Nick Sortor tweeted a clip of an oily texture rising to the top of a stream after a lady threw an item into the stream on Friday, it prompted worries of hazardous contamination.

Viral Tweets

On Twitter, the video has received around 10 million views.

Three days after Sen. Marco Rubio requested that President Biden remove Buttigieg for his mismanagement of the incident, GOP Sen. Eric Schmitt likewise attacked US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg this weekend.

Schmitt claimed during an interview that Buttigieg had not been seen or heard from since the disaster occurred and this was cause for concern.

While referring to the American public, he said they require responses. They require the participation of this government to be assured they would address these concerns.

Experts are now heading that way to make sure the conditions for residents are as good as officials claim they are.

This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.