Mom who confronted Pruitt: "I'm glad he took the hint" and resigned

Mom who confronted Pruitt:

Twitter meme creator Darth tweeted with a picture of other Trump administration officials who have also resigned, including former Press Secretary Sean Spicer and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Pruitt had become a constant source of embarrassment to a president who had entered Washington promising to "Drain the Swamp".

"Sadly, I am concerned that Andrew Wheeler's background means that he will never understand that saving coal is not the job of the EPA", Market said.

As recently as June 8, Trump praised Pruitt, telling reporters on the South Lawn of the White House that the EPA administrator was "doing a great job within the walls of the EPA", and that "we're setting records".

In announcing his resignation on July 5, Trump said Pruitt had "done an outstanding job" leading the EPA and "will always be thankful to him for this".

As a lobbyist with the firm Faegre Baker Daniel, one of his major clients has been the nation's largest private coal company, Murray Energy, whose CEO Bob Murray has been a generous Republican donor and Trump supporter.

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"With Scott Pruitt in charge, we can finally unravel the mess of the EPA, and begin developing and implementing thoughtful policies that will make measurable improvements to our natural resources and unleash an energy revolution that will bring jobs and higher wages to Americans". The president did not mention any of the more than 12 investigations into Pruitt's potential ethics violations. Environmental groups expressed dismay when he joined the federal agency, and Pruitt has since sought to roll back various environmental regulations, including Obama-era auto emission standards. Mr. Pruitt selected him to serve on an E.P.A. scientific advisory board. I have no doubt and complete confidence he will continue the important deregulatory work that Scott Pruitt started while being a good steward of the environment.

Wheeler worked for Oklahoma Sen. The Senate confirmed Wheeler as deputy in April in a 53-45 vote, with the support of three Democratic senators.

In one instance, according to former deputy chief of staff Kevin Chmielewski, Hupp was stuck with a bill of roughly $600 for a booking she had made for the administrator's family during the transition. Inhofe expressed his support for his former staffer on Thursday, calling Wheeler "the ideal choice" to serve as acting EPA administrator.

Despite his conservative background and his likely continuance of Trump's EPA agenda, Wheeler has previously criticized the President.

Despite the laundry list of ethics complaints putting him on thin ice, Pruitt was invited to and appeared at the White House on Wednesday for Trump's Independence Day celebration, where he and other cabinet members received a shout-out from the president. "He felt that he did not want to be a distraction for an administration that he has a lot of faith in", Trump said.

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