Here we go.
Courtesy of CNN:
Two of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s closest aides at the agency resigned on Wednesday, an EPA official confirms to CNN.
Sarah Greenwalt, a senior counselor to Pruitt, and Millan Hupp, who worked as Pruitt’s scheduling director, both resigned on Wednesday, the official told CNN. Their resignations are set to take effect late this week and early next week, the source said.
Hupp recently testified before the House oversight committee that she did many personal tasks for Pruitt, including house-hunting and inquiring about obtaining a used Trump hotel mattress.
Their resignations leave Pruitt increasingly isolated at the EPA, where he has lost the confidence of most of the agency’s career staff and many conservative political appointees who feel that Pruitt’s ethical lapses have done a disservice to the President’s agenda.
As it turns out one of those personal tasks that Pruitt asked of his employees was to reach out to Chick-fil-A for a possible franchise opportunity for his wife.
Which is both illegal and unethical.
However, Pruit admitted to admitted to it in an interview:
I asked Scott Pruitt a quick question about the reports he tried to help his wife become a Chick-fil-A franchisee.
“With great change comes, I think, opposition…I love, she loves [Chick-fil-A]” pic.twitter.com/gND2tdMq1e
— Jessica Smith (@JessicaASmith8) June 6, 2018
I know, right?
As if all of this was not bad enough (And it is) a judge has also demanded that the EPA provide their evidence to support Pruitt’s claim that climate change is not man-made.
Courtesy of Newsweek:
A Washington D.C. judge ordered Friday the Environmental Protection Agency must comply with a legal request to produce scientific evidence backing the EPA administrator’s claims about climate change.
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, filed a Freedom of Information Act Request to the EPA, which seeks the release of studies and documents that support EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim that human activity is not the largest factor causing global climate change.
Yeah, you know what? I’d like to see that “scientific” evidence as well.