EPA Head Scott Pruitt Has Resigned, Trump Tweets

Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, resigned Thursday after facing months of pressure over questions about his travel spending, security costs, influence from industry lobbyists and a host of other management decisions.

President Donald Trump broke the news Thursday afternoon on Twitter:

“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” Trump wrote. “Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will … on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!”


Ken Notes: Couldn`t we talk to Paul Ryan and other key republicans and ask for some help getting someone who actually understands the issues above and beyond politics.

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