Sanders won the caucus due to large voter turnout across the state, defeating Clinton by a 2-to-1 margin.
Clinton and Sanders both criticized Michigan’s Republican governor Rick Snyder, who they said should resign or be recalled from his post for neglecting Flint.
They tangled aggressively in Sunday night’s Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan, over trade, Wall Street influence and more.
Claiming that she got more popular votes than Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has said her Republican rival’s “bigotry, bullying and bluster” are not supported by Americans.
At one point during the debate, Sanders attacked Clinton over “the Wall Street bailout where some of your friends destroyed the economy”. Sanders said, fending off interruptions from Clinton. But he trails Clinton by double digits in recent polls in MI. “I think that’s a pretty big difference”.
“I am very proud of being Jewish, and that is an essential part of who I am as a human being”, Senator Sanders said. “You did not. If everybody had voted the way he did, I believe the auto industry would have collapsed, taking four million jobs with it”.
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called Lee out by name Sunday.
The Democratic primary candidates jabbed at one another over the economy and free trade, but not before leveling harsh charges at the state’s Republican leadership – and the GOP presidential field.
“Instead of exporting products, we would be exporting jobs”, Clinton said adding she has the most comprehensive plan to combat climate change.
Ms Clinton was favoured in Louisiana thanks to overwhelming support from African American voters, while Mr Sanders has done better in states with mostly white voters.
“When we talk about the ’90s, you’re right a lot of good things happened but a lot of bad things happened”, he said.
Sanders told the audience in Flint that Clinton’s approach could amount to ending gun manufacturing in America. Clinton, who answered first, said she does – but only under certain conditions.
While Sanders promised that every service line would be tested in the U.S. during his presidency, Clinton took her response a bit further.
“[White people] don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto”. If final results bear out the AP projection, Sanders is slated to take home most of the state’s 25 delegates at stake.