Scott Pruitt

PRUITT BLEW IT! Embattled EPA Chief Suddenly Resigns!

From day one of this time at the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt was under fire from the mainstream media and the liberal left.

Now, as rhetoric against the Trump Administration continues to grow more violent by the day, Pruitt, who himself recently had a run in with the radical left, has resigned his post at the EPA.

The news comes just days after Pruitt was harassed in a D.C. area restaurant by a schoolteacher holding her infant child in her arms and reading from cue cards in the latest bizarre manifestation of the radicalization of the left.

Kristin Mink wrote on Facebook that she walked up to Pruitt at a Teaism restaurant in Washington, D.C., Monday carrying her 2-year-old son. In a video, Mink is seen telling Pruitt how her son loves animals, breathing clean air and drinking clean water.

Referencing notes, Mink speaks of scandals surrounding the EPA head, including his reported room rent deal with with the wife of an energy lobbyist. Pruitt has been criticized by environmentalists and public health advocacy groups for trying to undo a number of Obama-era regulations addressing water quality, clean air and climate change. Recently, there have also been various reports of asking a top aide to run personal errands.

“I would urge you to resign before your scandals push you out,” Mink, a teacher at Quaker school Sidwell Friends, said in the video.

Pruitt, for what it’s worth, was certainly not without controversy during his time at the head of the EPA.

Pruitt became a lightning rod from the moment Trump nominated him. The Oklahoman rose to prominence as the state’s attorney general, where he developed close ties to the energy industry and sued the EPA more than a dozen times.

Some corners of industry saw Pruitt as a welcome reprieve from President Barack Obama’s EPA chiefs, who implemented tough new regulations meant to curb pollutants and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

As EPA administrator, Pruitt made the case that the agency’s primary responsibility is to offer certainty to the energy companies, automakers and other business interests it regulates. He sidelined agency scientists, sought to ease environmental rules and encouraged staff to think of the companies it regulates as its customers. He stood with the president on issues that divided the administration, like pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.

Further scrutinization of Pruitt’s spending habits while in office had led to several calls for his resignation over the course of recent months.

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