Monday, 16 July, 2018

EPA head Scott Pruitt is latest to be confronted in a restaurant

Woman With Toddler Confronts Pruitt During Lunch EPA Chief Pruitt Had Aides ‘Scrub’ His Official Calendar to Hide Meetings that Would ‘Look Bad,’ Report Says
Sandra Phillips | 03 July, 2018, 20:57

The encounter with Mink was filmed by her husband and was later posted to Facebook.

"This is my son, he loves animals, he loves clean air, he loves clean water", she said, while attacking Pruitt's record.

Mink later posted the video on Facebook and Twitter explaining that Pruitt had been sitting three tables away from her as she ate lunch with her family. This man is directly and significantly harming my child's - and every child's - health and future with decisions to roll back environmental regulations for the benefit of big corporations, while he uses taxpayer money to fund a lavish lifestyle.

"In the video, Mink lists numerous controversies Pruitt has been tied up in since he took over as head of the EPA, and urges him to resign over "what you're doing to the environment". U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. EPA Administrator Scott PruittETA: You don't have to wait til your next Pruitt sighting to take action!

Pruitt is the latest senior member of the Trump administration to be confronted in a restaurant or public place.

During her testimony, Dravis reportedly added that Pruitt instructed her and another top aide, both of whom are lawyers, to find a loophole in his dubious $50 per night D.C. rental agreement when he vacated the premises early, so he wouldn't have to pay the penalty fine.

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"I don't think she was trying to protect anybody, and I don't think she was trying to hurt anybody", Herman said. In the tirade, Mink tells Pruitt a few times that he should resign, and brings up the scandals faced by the official in recent months.

The woman said that Pruitt got up and left after the encounter, but an EPA spokesperson told the New York Post that his leaving had nothing to do with the confrontation and that Pruitt had finished his meal. Last month, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled at a downtown restaurant.

Pruitt's conduct in office has made him the subject of at least 12 separate investigations by the Government Accountability Office, the White House Office of Management and Budget, the US Office of Special Counsel, two House committees and the EPA inspector general.

EPA spokesman Lincoln Ferguson, however, says Pruitt "always welcomes input from Americans".

"This is evident by him listening to her comments and going on to thank her, which is not shown in the video".

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