BREAKING: Embattled EPA Admin Scott Pruitt Resigns in Disgrace

BREAKING: Embattled EPA Admin Scott Pruitt Resigns in Disgrace

AFTER SERIES OF SCANDALS, PRUITT FINALLY OUT

In a surprising news break, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has officially resigned, joining a long list of Trump Administration members who have either left or been terminated from the White House.

The announcement came from none other than President Trump himself, who tweeted out Thursday, July 5, that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation and that deputy director Andrew Wheeler would take his place:

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The decision came after months of ethics scandals mounted up regarding Pruitt’s spending of taxpayer money, from an expensive phone booth to fountain pens. A recent controversy even arose over him abusing his office to help find his wife a high-paying job.

While it is unlikely that Wheeler will be any better in terms of the EPA’s attitudes towards conservationism, it is a sign that the media has the power to bring down corrupt officials through strong journalism, even in the Trump era.

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