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Wed May 16, 2018, 11:52 AM

Senator to Pruitt: EPA meddling in health study 'unconscionable'

Source: Politico

Senate Democrats tore into Scott Pruitt on Wednesday, blasting the Environmental Protection Agency's meddling in a report on toxic chemicals as "unconscionable" and calling the EPA administrator's multiple ethics controversies an embarrassment to the agency.

"You’re trailing a string of ethical lapses and controversies, they’re an embarrassment to the agency, an embarrassment to Republicans and Democrats alike," Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) told Pruitt at a Senate hearing. "Forget about your own ego and your first class travel and your special phone booths and all these things that just make you a laughingstock and your agency a laughingstock."

Pruitt has faced a wave of scandals over the past few months, with scrutiny focused on his first-class flights, extensive security detail, privacy phone booth, and below-market condo rental from an energy lobbyist. With news this week that EPA's Inspector General would look into Pruitt's use of multiple email accounts, he is now facing more than a dozen probes and investigations from Congress, the White House and his agency's internal watchdog.

And earlier this week, POLITICO reported that EPA helped to bury a federal study that would have increased warnings about toxic chemicals found in hundreds of water supplies across the country. That report showed Pruitt's senior aides intervened in the release of the Health and Human Services Department assessment into PFOA and PFOS after the White House warned of a "public relations nightmare."

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/16/scott-pruitt-epa-appropriations-committee-hearing-591851

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MyOwnPeace May 16 #2
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:54 AM

1. Like most repukes....

...he's a sociopath. Only logical explanation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:57 AM

2. Continued pressure

needs to be applied - LOCK HIM UP!!!!!!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:01 PM

4. but trump is stubborn!! 🌊🌊🌊 #FlipItBlue #BlueWave2018 #VoteThemOUT 🌊&#

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:26 PM

3. It's hard to narrow it down who's the most evil bastard in this filthy Administration because...


the competition is so fierce.

But after careful thought...to me, Pruitt rises to the top of this fetid, rotten, garbage heap.

There's people who will get sick, maybe even die, because Scott Pruitt is a fucking, corporate whore.

Hey Scott? Would you yourself drink or serve YOUR children drinking water that's full of toxic chemicals?

I can't even say here what I truly hope happens to him AND the criminal G.O.P. that enable/support this fuck.

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