Michigan governor says he's "fair game" for protesters

Jan 16, 2012

Governor Snyder says he’s "fair game" for today’s planned protest outside his Ann Arbor area home. He says it's part of democracy for people to protest.   

“It’s fine to demonstrate to show those things," says Snyder, though he adds, "The main thing is…hopefully we can spend as much or more time finding common ground about how we can work together to solve problems.”    

Many of the protesters are demonstrating against Michigan’s emergency manager law.     

They claim it is racist because it has mainly been used in cities and school districts that have large African -American populations.   

Snyder rejects suggestions the emergency manager law is racist. He says the law is helping communities hurt by declining populations.