Scott Pruitt Finally Resigns

After months of countless scandals, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has resigned.

This article was updated 07/06/18 08:48 AM PST

The president announced yesterday that he had accepted the resignation of Pruitt whom he continued to praise even in light of the numerous scandals which most likely precipitated his exit.


Only days ago, video footage of a woman confronting Pruitt in a restaurant and urging him to resign went viral, with thousands applauding her actions.

Her name is Kristin Mink, and she spoke with DemocracyNow! Friday about her decision to confront the former EPA director.

“Yeah, I mean, he was there eating lunch just a few tables away. My husband noticed him. I knew right away that I had to say something to him, because this is the man who’s undermining our future. And there he was. And I know that he is notoriously hard to get a hold of. He’s pretty private. He doesn’t like to, you know, release his schedule ahead of the time to the press. He spends taxpayer dollars so he can sit first class on planes, so he doesn’t have to interact with people who can’t afford to sit in first class. So, you know, here I had an opportunity to have a conversation with him, and I was certainly going to take it.” — Mink

Andrew Wheeler has been announced as the next head of the EPA, and critics of Pruitt fear that Wheeler will be even worse for the agency and for the environment.

You can read all about Pruitt’s many scandals at


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