In Senate Hot Seat, Scott Pruitt Dodges Questions Over Mounting Scandals - News Summed Up

In Senate Hot Seat, Scott Pruitt Dodges Questions Over Mounting Scandals


WASHINGTON — Facing numerous allegations of ethical violations, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday dodged tough questions about his travel practices, ties to lobbyists, unprecedented security detail and unapproved raises for top staff. He did, however, confirm that he has set up a defense fund to help him with legal costs. “There have been decisions that as I look back, I would not make the same decisions again,” Pruitt said. “Your tenure at the EPA is a betrayal of the American people,” Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the top Democrat on the committee, told Pruitt in the hearing. “I’m worried you are spending all your time enriching yourself and your friends while betraying your mission to protect human health and the environment.”


Source: Huffington Post May 16, 2018 17:06 UTC


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