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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:00 PM

Scott Pruitt, Fallen E.P.A. Chief, May Rise Again in Oklahoma

Source: New York Times

Scott Pruitt, Fallen E.P.A. Chief, May Rise Again in Oklahoma

By Richard Fausset
July 8, 2018

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Scott Pruitt’s brief, tumultuous tenure as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency has left him disgraced in the eyes of many in Washington and across the country. But it may not have done him much harm in his home state.

Though a comeback for Mr. Pruitt is far from assured, some liberals and conservatives in Oklahoma agree he could engineer one in this oil- and gas-dependent state where he used to be attorney general. His hard-line anti-regulatory message remains popular here, and many of his supporters consider the spreading plume of scandal from his time at the E.P.A. the product of unfair liberal persecution.

“I don’t judge him,” said Ron Bracken, 59, a salesman and a supporter of President Trump, while sitting Sunday morning in the cafe of the megachurch that Mr. Pruitt has attended for decades.

Mr. Bracken conceded that perhaps there had been some wrongdoing on Mr. Pruitt’s watch while in Washington. But he was not ready to condemn Mr. Pruitt based on news media reports, which he said had become partisan and untrustworthy: “It’s probably not as bad as they say. If you’re a Republican, you’ve got a mark on your back.”

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/us/pruitt-oklahoma.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:03 PM

1. "Perhaps there had been some wrongdoing on Mr. Pruitt's watch while in Washington."



Nope, you can't keep a good grifter down.

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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:04 PM

2. Well Mr. Bracken, let's complete the 15+ investigations, then you can comment.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:36 PM

3. Think that mark is 666

The news only reported the most blatant items. Can only imagine how he treated those around him that didn't fully share his views.

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