The Democratic National Committee has apologized after a Hillary Clinton campaign bus was spotted dumping human waste, i.e., raw sewage, down a storm drain yesterday.
Authorities called out fire department HazMat responders to clean up the spill on Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville, Georgia, who reportedly declared the area — which was smelled terrible and was apparently littered with feces and toilet paper — a biohazard.
The Gwinnett County stormwater department along with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division are also now involved. The possibility exists that the waste dump may have contaminated the local water supply.
This incident of human feces dumping oddly occurred on the same day that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to “drain the swamp” in Washington. It also may give a new meaning to Wiki-Leaks.
The DNC issued a statement about the charter bus human waste dumping, Atlanta’s CBS 46 reported.
“This was an honest mistake and we apologize to the Lawrenceville community for any harm we may have caused. We were unaware of any possible violations and have already taken corrective action with the charter bus company to prevent this from happening again. Furthermore, the DNC will work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as local and state officials to determine the best course of corrective action.”
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Describing what he saw to the Heat Street website, auto parts store manager Mike Robins apparently spotted the illegal dumping from the “Forward Together” Clinton campaign bus, after which he called the health department and police.
“I’m sitting here in my store, and I look out the window, and I see this RV turn up. It says ‘Hillary and Kaine,’ has their pictures on the side. I was going to go out and take a picture when a guy got out of the bus, walked midway, pushed a lever, and right before I knew it, they were dumping all their raw sewage.”
“Tommy McDaniel, the director of the Lawrenceville Sanitation Department, said that in nearly 23 years working from the city, he’s never seen anyone dump waste like that. ‘You have to take it to the waste station somewhere to empty,’ he said,” Heat Street added.
“I don’t care who you are. I don’t care if you’re Hillary Clinton. I don’t care if you’re Donald Trump. I don’t care who you are, you don’t throw human waste down a storm drain,” Robins noted.
“This bus promoting Hillary Clinton must’ve been full of crap,” the New York Post quipped about the incident involving the campaign that champions its environmental street cred.
The bus tour is rolling through Georgia to get out the vote for the Clinton/Kaine ticket as well as for Democrats in the state who are running for down-ballot offices. Early voting is underway in the Peach State.
“During a September interview in Florida… Hillary Clinton declared that ‘polluters should pay to clean up the messes that they have created,’” Western Journalism noted.
According to the Daily Caller, criminal penalties are possible, should an investigation result in charges against a responsible party or parties.
“As it happens, egregiously dumping waste is a violation of Georgia state law, and potentially a severe one. Under Georgia’s criminal code, egregiously dumping litter is an aggravated misdemeanor. If the dumping includes biomedical waste or other hazardous waste, it is a felony carrying a fine of up to $25,000 and a prison sentence of up to five years.”
Separately, as a part of the latest WikiLeaks email trove, Clinton campaign chair John Podesta was allegedly “dumping” on former Hillary rival Bernie Sanders by calling him a “doofus” for criticizing the Paris climate change agreement.
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