Representative David McKinley on Scott Pruitt
Perhaps the swampiest of swamp critters in Trump’s cabinet, EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt has finally resigned. I'm not going to list his ethical transgressions -- they are all over the Internet and I assume my readers are familiar with them. Locally, of course, our "newspapers" have consistently defended Pruitt and . . .
It’s a “public relations nightmare” and so Pruitt’s EPA buries an important water study (with afternoon update)
A few Republicans (WV’s Capito, for one) are critical
Politico is reporting:
When Pruitt returns to Capitol Hill Wednesday, he will likely be asked to explain why EPA helped to bury a federal study that would have increased warnings about toxic chemicals found in hundreds of water supplies across the country. A handful of Republicans were quick to demand answers after POLITICO . . .
Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism
This morning's Washington Post explains
"5 takeaways from Scott Pruitt’s grilling in Congress."
Here's a screen shot of takeaway #4:
(The video is here.)
Yes, despite major ethical lapses and non-answers to questions about conflicts of interest and excessive spending, some . . .
Are you kidding? Fox News, among others, is a whole lot tougher
Today’s News-Register editorial takes up the ethical questions surrounding the head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt. The editorial quickly dismisses the taxpayer’s money spent on his person security:
In directing what is a very politically incorrect campaign against some regulations, Pruitt is making many enemies. Consideration of . . .