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"Where seldom is heard a discouraging word"

Representative David McKinley on Scott Pruitt

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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 . . .

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July 08, 2018

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 . . .

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May 16, 2018

Congressman McKinley defends Scott Pruitt

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:

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(The video is here.)

Yes, despite major ethical lapses and non-answers to questions about conflicts of interest and excessive spending, some . . .

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April 27, 2018

Is the Wheeling News-Register “Insisting on Ethical Conduct by Pruitt” (updated 4/10)

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 . . .

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April 09, 2018

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