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Rep. Don Beyer Calls For Scott Pruitt’s Resignation; “If he refuses to do so, he should be fired immediately.”

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Pruitt not only should resign, he should  be prosecuted for massive corruption.

Rep. Beyer Calls For Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

March 30, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement calling for the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt:

“From the first Scott Pruitt has conducted himself terribly, without regard for environmental protection or public safety. He has given free rein to lobbyists and industry insiders to sabotage the EPA’s mission. He has endeavored to corrupt the Environmental Protection Agency to place polluters’ profits above Americans’ health and the fate of the planet.

The latest outrage is the news that Scott Pruitt secretly worked out a special deal on condo rent with an industry lobbyist who represents companies regulated by the EPA. He apparently did not report the details of his arrangement to ethics counsel at the EPA beforehand, nor to the public. As he has done over and over again, he showed contempt for transparency, ethical guidelines, and the public interest.

Pruitt must resign. If he refuses to do so he should be fired immediately.”

Representative Beyer is the Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and the Ranking Member on its Subcommittee on Oversight. He serves as co-Chair of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus.

  • Jim B

    Wonder why those like Pruitt who’s sole purpose in government is to represent the money interest flout their position with outrageous behavior when it would better serve them to remain out of the limelight while screwing the people.

  • RobertColgan

    DON BEYER !!!
    You go, man !
    That lying pile of steaming fecal matter weasel pretending to be an environmental agency head, Pruitt, needs to be sent back to Bible Camp where he can ride the dinos all day long because you have to be just so big to get on them and no bigger.

  • Kenneth Ferland

    Congress can impeach cabinet members like Pruitt right?

    • DCStrangler

      Yes. It’s happened before.

      Secretary of War William Belknap was impeached on March 2, 1876, on charges of “criminally disregarding his duty as Secretary of War and basely prostituting his high office to his lust for private gain.” The charges were passed by the House even though he had given President Ulysses S. Grant resignation papers earlier that day, and he stood trial before the Senate as a former government official, as agreed to by the Senate. He was acquitted of all charges on August 1, 1876. Following the trial, the Senate agreed not to hold trials for government officials who offered resignation.[11]

      • Kenneth Ferland

        By that standard we should be impeaching the entire Trump cabinet as soon as we take the house majority.

  • DCStrangler

    Pruitt is the worst of Trump’s cabinet, and it’s not even close. It scares me that he is salivating at becoming the Attorney General.