Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA administrator, Trump says
CNBC ^ | July 5, 2018 | Tom DiChristopher

Posted on 07/05/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT by C19fan

cott Pruitt's polarizing tenure as head of the Environmental Protection Agency has come to an end.

President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he has accepted Pruitt's resignation.

The departure follows months of scrutiny that gathered momentum following reports that Pruitt had rented a Capitol Hill condominium linked to an energy lobbyist on favorable terms. The revelation exacerbated concerns about the high cost of Pruitt's travel and security detail and triggered a flood of allegations that Pruitt fostered a culture of workplace retaliation, wasteful spending and self-dealing at EPA.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 4dchess; andrewwheeler; boom; cabinet; epa; maga; pruitt; pruittresigns; trumpepa
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-40 next last

1 posted on 07/05/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT by C19fan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: C19fan

Cowardly?


2 posted on 07/05/2018 12:45:56 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

The woman who harassed Pruitt at a restaurant recently must feel real good about herself.


3 posted on 07/05/2018 12:46:06 PM PDT by C19fan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

******


4 posted on 07/05/2018 12:46:32 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

He had to know he was going to be at war with the rank-and-file EPA human garbage from the start. He just didn’t defend himself very well at all.


5 posted on 07/05/2018 12:47:31 PM PDT by jyo19
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

Crap.


6 posted on 07/05/2018 12:48:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

Terrible news. He was one of the best things about this administration.


7 posted on 07/05/2018 12:48:07 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

Yeah, I’m afraid this is going to embolden the left. That’s probably okay, though. I’m enjoying watching their tantrum.


8 posted on 07/05/2018 12:48:42 PM PDT by youthphil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

James watt. They got a scalp. Way too bad


9 posted on 07/05/2018 12:48:47 PM PDT by BRL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan
He will get a job at a lobby firm pretty easily.
10 posted on 07/05/2018 12:49:06 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

>>>triggered a flood of allegations that Pruitt fostered a culture of workplace retaliation, wasteful spending and self-dealing at EPA<<<

Who needs Proof when you have Allegations, right?


11 posted on 07/05/2018 12:49:21 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jyo19

Yes. The EPA is probably the most vicious place to be. Filled with all the earth hippies enviro-wackos.


12 posted on 07/05/2018 12:49:32 PM PDT by shelterguy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

Sad news.


13 posted on 07/05/2018 12:50:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

D.C. is a tough town - Pruitt was a good pick, this is an opportunity Trump will take to appoint an even better pick.
No Biggie here, just opportunity.


14 posted on 07/05/2018 12:50:46 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan
Pruitt had the right ideas, and he did a great job implementing them. Too bad he was politically insensitive (allegedly).

Rick Perry would be a great replacement at EPA, to continue reining in the environuts in its bureaucracy.

Perhaps POTUS 45 should offer the Dept. of Energy position to Joe Manchin; he'd be easily confirmed by the RINO/Jackass Senate.

15 posted on 07/05/2018 12:50:53 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1Old Pro

That’s how I see it too. Next one might be even better. Look at Pompeo replacing Rex.


16 posted on 07/05/2018 12:51:41 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: C19fan

SUPER BAD NEWS! Bad, bad, bad! Pruitt was doing a fantastic job of DRAINING THE SWAMP! His dismissal is one of the few mistakes Trump has made. Never feed the sharks. Especially never feed them your MOST EFFECTIVE people.


17 posted on 07/05/2018 12:51:52 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C19fan
The Left will count this as a major victory. I can see them gloating over it now.

Brace yourself, and expect to see more of their type of behaviour in the future.

Regardless of Pruitt's real motives for resigning, the media will spin it as "the protests are working" and egg people on to do more of the same.

Sad.

18 posted on 07/05/2018 12:52:06 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 1Old Pro

Sounds like in the end he didn’t have the stomach for the fight.


19 posted on 07/05/2018 12:52:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: rfp1234

Since perry isconfirmed, maybe he can take the job immediately and lave DOE vacamnt under an interim


20 posted on 07/05/2018 12:53:10 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... In August our cities will be burning))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-40 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson