Snyder Brushes Off Tea Party Letter

By: News 10
By: News 10
Tea Party members plan to oppose his expected reelection bid because of his support for the expansion of Medicaid.

FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 11, 2012 Gov. Rick Snyder speaks at a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Early forecasts suggest that the political climate at the Michigan Capitol will be chilly when lawmakers return in January. A slightly larger bloc of Democrats in the state House won't be enough to overcome majority Republicans or the GOP grip on the Senate and governor's office. But the party out of power remains bitter about a legislative landslide in the final working days of 2012 that included sending nearly 300 bills to Gov. Snyder and transforming labor bastion Michigan into the nation's 24th right-to-work state. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

"You're going to find various times where people on the left aren't going to like what i'm doing, you're going to find people on the right not liking what i'm doing but i wasn't hired to respond to every one of those issues, i was hired to do the right thing for the people of Michigan."

Whether or not he gets enough Republican support to pass the medicaid expansion bill Governor Snyder has made some enemies on the right by pushing for it.

As we told you earlier this week several tea party leaders signed a letter vowing not support the governor's expected re-election bid.

We asked Mr. Snyder about that Thursday.

He said, "I think I've been very consistent and I'm proud of my track record over the last couple of years and as part of that you're going to find various times where people on the left aren't going to like what I'm doing, you're going to find people on the right not liking what I'm doing but I wasn't hired to respond to every one of those issues, I was hired to do the right thing for the people of Michigan."

The governor answered that question after signing the state budget into law.

Not only was he hoping medicaid would be part of the budget, he also wanted one-point-two billion dollars for road repairs.

He had to settle for 350-million dollars instead.


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