Skip to comments.FOX NEWS: Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA chief, Trump announces
Posted on 07/05/2018 1:05:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency after a string of controversies involving his leadership, President Trump announced Thursday on Twitter.
"Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this," tweeted Trump, who added that EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler would take over as acting administrator effective Monday.
...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!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018 "I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda," Trump concluded. "We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!"
In his resignation letter to Trump, Pruitt said: "It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring.
"However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally [and] my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us," Pruitt added.
Pruitt resigned less than a week after The New York Times reported that the EPA's chief ethics official, Kevin Minoli, had been pushing for a series of independent investigation into several aspects of Pruitt's tenure. Those include Pruitt's rental of a Washington D.C. condominium from a lobbyist's spouse and his alleged use of staff to handle personal matters.
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Please tell me wheeler is not a holdover.
Nobody can stand the scrutiny Pruitt’s been getting. DJT needed a SOB to work at EPA and he got one.
Victory for the fascist left.
Let’s hope whoever takes his place is just as committed to Trump’s agenda.
Everyone is replaceable. There’s got to be another rock solid no be son-of-a-bitch who pick up where Pruitt left off and take MAGA to the next step.
A big thank you to Secretary Pruitt for a job well done.
that guy was AMAZING..!
Pruitt is a grifter, corruptable and contemptous of the taxpayer’s money he so gleefully wastes. Good riddance.
Deserves re-assignment to Barrow Alaska to count caribou I'm thinking?
That transfer should take place well before the next nominee is named. There are so many holdovers in the EPA that are toxic to any conservative appointee.
Thanks, wheeler looks good. I hope he is a little more PR adept then Pruitt was.
Opportunity for Trump to appoint someone even better - no biggie here.
Looks OK to me.
Now, put him in charge of the IRS.
Aslong as they don’t take out DeVos.
He got the big stuff right, I don’t care about the small stuff.
I do. It’s not ok to eat dog shit if you only eat a little.
You can bet if he was on inhoffes staff hes good. Another Oklahoma pro energy person. Im good with him.
Wheeler looks good. I just hope he does a good job for President Trump..........kick azz and take names kind of Secretary. Pray to God he does.
Makes me angry.
As requested, "Wheeler is not a holdover."
Nominated by Trump in October, 2017.
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