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Hillary Clinton called for the first time on Sunday for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign over the water crisis in Flint.

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Speaking at the Democratic presidential debate being held in Flint, Clinton said she wanted Snyder to either resign or be recalled.

Clinton's rival, Bernie Sanders, has been advocating for Snyder's ouster for months, but Clinton hadn't gone as far. She had, however, secured an endorsement from the mayor of Flint, who said that Clinton had brought a spotlight to the crisis.

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Clinton's new stance appeared to be a last-minute one; just an hour before, her spokesperson, Brian Fallon, had told CNN that she wasn't calling for Synder's resignation, and had even contrasted her more muted position with Sanders:

"I think that, in a nutshell, shows the difference in their two approaches. If the governor stepped down tomorrow, would that make a difference in the everyday lives of the people who are drinking contaminated water who can’t take showers, who can’t brush their teeth? What Hillary Clinton is doing is figuring out a way to make a difference."

Snyder posted a series of tweets in response to the condemnation from both Clinton and Sanders.