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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:23 AM

Even the National Review Senior Editors are saying: Scott Pruitt Should Go

So, so far, conservatives Richard Lowry, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Ingraham all have said Pruitt needs to go.
Slowly but surely folks, he will probably have to go. But this replacement -- Andrew Wheeler, the agency’s deputy administrator,--from what I have read, is a carbon copy of Pruitt (presumably without the scandals!

**reminds of--if trump falls, we get Pence!!!!


Scott Pruitt Should Go

By The Editors

June 13, 2018 4:59 PM

When President Donald Trump nominated Scott Pruitt for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, he looked like he would be a bright spot for the administration: a smart and tough advocate for deregulation and the rule of law. Since his confirmation he has withdrawn such overreaching regulatory initiatives from the Obama administration as the Clean Power Plan, and helped persuade the president to announce plans to withdraw from the Paris global-warming accord. We have applauded these moves, and still do.

But we are now at a point where a good week for Pruitt sees only one report of behavior that is bizarre or venal. He seems to have used government employees to secure a job for his wife and to get a discount on a mattress. His top aides got hefty raises, and Pruitt first told Fox News he did not know about those raises and then told a House committee that he did. He reportedly told aides to find reasons for him to take official trips to countries he wanted to see, and had security aides run errands such as searching for his favorite lotion. And that’s just the start.


We share most of Pruitt’s views about environmental policy. But the same could be said of many other people, including Andrew Wheeler, the agency’s deputy administrator, who would become acting administrator upon a vacancy in the top job. Pruitt is replaceable. And he should be replaced.

The Editors — The Editors comprise the senior editorial staff of the National Review magazine and website.


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7h7 hours ago

Pruitt is replaceable. And he should be replaced. http://bit.ly/2t65NIN

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