Woman Confronts Scott Pruitt At DC Eatery

Woman Confronts Scott Pruitt At DC Eatery

A new round of negative headlines is putting the spotlight on Scott Pruitt, the ethically challenged Environmental Protection Agency chief whose ever-expanding list of controversies has been one of the most consistent themes of the Trump administration.

"We deserve somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment", Mink continued.

"If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere", she said.

According to the news outlet, Kevin Chmielewski, Pruitt's former deputy chief of staff for operations - expected to soon testify before Congress - alleges staffers met routinely in Pruitt's office to "scrub", alter or remove from the official calendar a number of records because they might "look bad".

According to Mink, who teaches at Sidwell Friends, the Washington DC school where Barack Obama sent his two daughters, Pruitt then left the restaurant with his companion and did not respond to her. I had to say something.


Pruitt listened to her quietly and thanked her when she finished, EPA spokesman Lincoln Ferguson said. "This is not my wheelhouse, confronting people in a restaurant". White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant. Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, was heckled by protesters while dining out as well. Nielsen was a staunch defender of the administration's policy of forcibly separating children from their parents after entering the USA illegally.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is conducting a sweeping inquiry into Scott Pruitt's spending, ethics and management of the EPA, including his frequent first-class travel and the circumstances of a condo he rented from the wife of an energy lobbyist for $50 a night.

Some of the hidden meetings reportedly ranged from coal industry CEO Joseph Craft and other industry executives, to Kellyanne Conway, to Cardinal George Pell, a Vatican official and climate change skeptic who weeks later was hit with sex crimes charges.

Pruitt has made it his mission to slash environmental regulations since taking over the EPA.

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