170 members of Congress in both the House and Senate have introduced resolutions calling on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to immediately resign.
Read the Senate Resolution:
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said, “EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s conduct in office is a disgrace. He no longer holds the confidence of the American people, and his actions are examples of why many distrust the federal government. The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. Mr. Pruitt’s gross misjudgment and poor leadership of the Agency undermines that work, and I believe he must resign immediately.”
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) said, “This historic resolution sends an unequivocal message to the administration: the American public has lost faith in Scott Pruitt, and it’s time for him to go,” Udall said. “During his time in office, Pruitt has waged all-out war on the bedrock protections that keep our air and water clean, prevent toxic chemicals from contaminating our communities, and safeguard the health of our kids and families. He has done lasting damage to public health and safety – gutting the EPA’s core mission – all to benefit his campaign donors and grease the wheels for his big polluter friends. And at the same time, Pruitt has completely violated the trust of the American people and the standards of his office, with a list of ethical transgressions that grows longer by the day. Pruitt is administrator of the EPA, but he’s behaving like the emperor of the swamp. His imperial tenure needs to end.”
The office of Sen. Udall said that 131 representatives and 39 senators had come together to co-sponsor the resolution. Scott Pruitt is hanging on only because Trump likes him. What Trump doesn’t see is that Pruitt is a political liability, and the longer he keeps him around, the more it hurts the entire Republican Party.
If Trump and Pruitt think things are bad now, if Democrats take back control of Congress, they will not have seen anything compared to what is coming their way.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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