Snyder Brushes Off Tea Party Letter

Snyder Brushes Off Tea Party Letter

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Jun 14, 2013

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 $1.2 billion for road repairs.

He had to settle for $350 million instead.