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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:50 PM

'I'm not involved in any of those decisions,' EPA's Pruitt says of extensive first-class travel

Source: MSN/Washington Post

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday attributed his habit of taking taxpayer-funded, first-class flights to his personal security detail and chief of staff, saying he plays no role in his travel arrangements.

“I’m not involved in any of those decisions,” Pruitt told the New Hampshire Union Leader during a visit to the state. “Those are all made by the (security) detail, the security assessment in addition to the chief of staff.”

Pruitt told the paper that the decision to routinely fly business- and first-class around the country and even internationally stemmed from unspecified threats early in his tenure at EPA.

“We live in a very toxic environment politically, particularly around issues of the environment,” said Pruitt, who acknowledged he had just flown first-class from Washington to Boston to reach New Hampshire. “We’ve reached the point where there’s not much civility in the marketplace, and it’s created, you know, it’s created some issues and the [security] detail, the level of protection is determined by the level of threat.”

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/im-not-involved-in-any-of-those-decisions-epas-pruitt-says-of-extensive-first-class-travel/ar-BBJ66FN?li=BBnb7Kz



Strange how the folks complain most about government spending, end up living large on the dole once they get into government.

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Reply 'I'm not involved in any of those decisions,' EPA's Pruitt says of extensive first-class travel (Original post)
TomCADem Feb 2018 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2018 #1
OhNo-Really Feb 2018 #9
George II Feb 2018 #2
asiliveandbreathe Feb 2018 #3
yardwork Feb 2018 #4
groundloop Feb 2018 #13
GReedDiamond Feb 2018 #5
diva77 Feb 2018 #6
Plucketeer Feb 2018 #7
diva77 Feb 2018 #8
bitterross Feb 2018 #10
dhill926 Feb 2018 #11
SergeStorms Feb 2018 #17
Marthe48 Feb 2018 #12
UpInArms Feb 2018 #14
Maeve Feb 2018 #15
joshdawg Feb 2018 #16
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #18
BaileyBill Feb 2018 #19

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:53 PM

1. I smell bull---t

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:20 PM

9. 💩💩💩💩💩

Mr. Pruit is scared of the little people on commercial airlines. Guilt sponsors paranoia

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:55 PM

2. Who is sitting in the freaking first class seats, you dickwad? If you sit in the seat....

....YOU are involved in the decision to do so.

They're a pack of corrupt, lying scumbags. Period.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:56 PM

3. BS - Pruitt...a simple directive to your travel co-ordinator..for the best and least

costly flights, is a no brainer...this not your private company who is paying your fare..it is the US GOVT..funded by the US taxpayers..

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:56 PM

4. He's blaming his secretary? Do these people ever take responsibility for anything? Ever?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:49 PM

13. Nope, never. It would be a sign of weakness.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:56 PM

5. Q: Who amongst this cabal of Trumpfucks is...

...NOT a grifter and total asshole?

A: None, they're all cashing in at taxpayer's expense while they have the chance.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:57 PM

6. The first-class tix are chump change compared to the cost of environmental devastation inflicted by

his compulsive deregulation habit

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Response to diva77 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:03 PM

7. You're right about that!

It's akin to a serial killer throwing his gum onto the sidewalk.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:06 PM

8. Exactly!! Excellent analogy!!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:24 PM

10. If you weren't such a deplorable douche you wouldn't have security concerns.

If they weren't so busy raping the environment for profit they wouldn't have so much to worry about.

Also, you're the head of the freaking agency. You are responsible for those decisions and trying to dodge out by saying someone else makes them just makes you a bigger personal douche.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:24 PM

11. uh huh......asshole.....

I'm sure all good repubs are appalled at the gov't waste....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:36 AM

17. That's funny.......

....."all good repubs are appalled at the gov't waste". That's a good one. "Good Republicans".........ah, as soon as I wipe the tears from my eyes from laughing so hard I'm going to keep reading the rest of the replies. You're a very funny person! Thanks for the laugh.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:26 PM

12. He could say NO

He could make policy about travel arrangements. He is another great big lying mfah.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:21 PM

14. Oh, look!

Another liar

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:44 PM

15. I merely benefit from them! eom

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:13 AM

16. Gee. He lies as easily as his boss.

Gosh, who'da thunk?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:57 AM

18. Come on you guys, this is all part of putting America first

first to completely destroy our own environment so a few rich assholes can get richer. So why not give our tax dollars to a foreign country's airline while we're at it? If you're flying from Italy to the US, always look to the Middle East first.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:43 AM

19. Is there a safer place in the world

than any seat on an airliner? Apparently the "security detail" sits in economy, too far away to help in first class, anyway.

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