In Flint, Both Clinton and Sanders Call for Michigan Gov. Snyder to Resign

Both Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, said that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder should resign because of his response — or lack thereof — to the lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Sanders and Clinton called on his resignation during opening statements of a Democratic presidential debate taking place in Flint.

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Face Off in Flint, Michigan, Debate 2:01

After Sanders’ statement that Snyder should resign, Clinton said, "I’ll start by saying Amen to that."

Sanders had previously called on Snyder to step down, but Clinton did so for the first time Sunday night.

Corrosive pipes leaked lead into the homes of Flint residents for more than a year despite complaints by residents of dirty-looking and smelly water.

A member of the audience who was instrumental in drawing attention to the poisonous water asked the candidates if they would commit to clearing lead from more than 10 million lead water pipes through out the U.S.

Clinton said she would commit to do so and "go further." She would clear lead from soil and paint through out the country, she said.