EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned from his post and his resignation letter points to “unprecedented” and “unrelenting attacks” against him and his family.
In the letter, sent to Donald Trump, Pruitt says Democrats have been pushing to have him removed for months. After praising Trump’s “transformative” work as POTUS, Pruitt adds:
“However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.”
The attacks Pruitt is responding to include calls to investigate his administration for various ethics violations and unprecedented taxpayer spending for office furniture and other unneeded items.
An article from RT points HillReporter’s very own co-founder Brian Krassenstein as a major voice in the resistance movement’s attempt to have Pruitt resign.
Among the claims against Pruitt are that he rented a Washington, DC townhouse for $50 a night from an energy industry lobbyist. He was also accused of using a police escort to clear traffic from DC to Oklahoma.
As outrage over the spending habits of Donald Trump’s administrative members continues, Nancy Pelosi welcomed Pruitt’s resignation and called for further action.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 5, 2018
Pruitt marks the third Cabinet official in Trump’s administration to resign over ethics complaints. He follows Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.
Pruitt, with his ties to big oil and coal, has been an easy target for Democrats and anyone else who opposes special interest ties in Washington DC.
But already, a new fight is brewing, acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler was a coal lobbyist with close ties to the energy industry who has repeatedly slammed climate change.
The fight continues…
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.