Trump’s paranoid Kaiser of Corruption, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, is somehow still employed despite the long, slimy trail of rank grift he’s left in his wake during his nascent tenure.
The man seems to delight in finding frivolous ways to burn through American tax dollars so long as they benefit him personally and no one else. He wanted to spend more than most Americans make in a single year on a bulletproof desk for his office, wasted tens of thousands dollars on a strange secure booth for himself, requested an outlandish 24-hour security detail, and demanded private plane expenses.
Today, Pruitt appeared before a Senate appropriations committee to answer questions about his out-of-control spending habits.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) condemned Pruitt’s corruption, calling him out for protecting his “industry friends,” arranging pay raises for his other friends, putting “polluters first,” and “traveling first class around the world.”
Leahy shredded Pruitt’s ludicrous claim that he has to fly first class out of concerns for his own safety. The Senator recounted the story of a Vermonter saying Pruitt has nothing to fear because “Nobody even knows who you are.” Plus, on top of his general obscurity to the public, Pruitt’s security team is more than capable of protecting him, rendering the private plane request redundant.
“Oh come on,” Leahy ended, giving voice to the millions of Americans who see right through Pruitt’s raiding of the public coffers. Hopefully, the increased scrutiny will finally compel the Trump administration to expel Pruitt from their sordid ranks. Failing that, he could at least reign in his disgusting spending.
Sen. Leahy to EPA Admin. Pruitt on claims of flying first class for security reasons:
"What a silly reason you had to fly first class … Nobody even knows who you are." pic.twitter.com/rAWKEwyQEO
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 16, 2018