Thus seeking an end to a story that frankly has gotten WTF off the hook….
The guy is being investigated by several inside and out agencies for things that should have gotten him gone a long time ago, or even indicted…
Why he lasted this long is explained in terms that defy common sense…
He has been a prime example for what a cabinet secretary should NOT be doing….
EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigned on Thursday, finally bowing to a torrent of spending, travel, access and secrecy scandals that brought down one of the most aggressive enforcers of President Donald Trump’s anti-regulation agenda.
Pruitt faced more than a dozen ongoing ethics probes from EPA’s inspector general, the House Oversight Committee, the White House, the Government Accountability Office and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He faced scrutiny over everything from his lease of a Capitol Hill condo for $50 a night from the wife of an energy lobbyist who simultaneously met with Pruitt about EPA business, his extensive use of first-class air travel and his extensive connections and ties to the industries he regulates. (See a running summary of Pruitt’s controversies here.)
President Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s exit, saying on Twitter “I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this.”
Pruitt’s deputy, Andrew Wheeler, will become acting administrator of the EPA. Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist with deep ties to Washington and is expected to pursue a similar deregulatory agenda….