‘Resign!’: Woman Confronts EPA’s Scott Pruitt At Restaurant, Asks Him To Step Down Over Blatant Corruption
A young mother carrying her son confronted Scott Pruitt at a Washington eatery on Monday. The woman called out the corrupt EPA chief and politely asked him to resign to make way for somebody who will protect the environment.
Pruitt, the scandal-plagued chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, looked on in silence as the woman, Kristin Mink, criticized Pruitt for enacting policies that harm the environment and for paying “$50 bucks a night to stay in a D.C. condo that’s connected to an energy lobbying firm,” according to a video posted on her Facebook page.
“This is my son. He loves animals, he loves clean air, he loves clean water,” said Mink.
“We deserve to have somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment, somebody who believes in climate change and takes it seriously, for the benefit of all of us including our children,” she added. “So I would urge you to resign before your scandals push you out.”
Mink, a teacher at Sidwell Friends, a Washington private school, said she believed Pruitt should be held accountable for his actions.
“He’s corrupt, he’s a liar, he’s a climate change denier, and as a public servant, he should not be able to go out in public without hearing from the citizens he’s hurting,” she said in a Facebook post.
Pruitt did not respond on the video.
A congressional panel is investigating Pruitt’s use of the condominium tied to an energy industry lobbyist. Pruitt is also under fire for frequently flying first class and purchasing costly items for his office, including a soundproof telephone booth.
Asked about the Pruitt incident, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told Fox News that Americans should be able to disagree, but in a way “that doesn’t call for people to never be able to step foot in public.”
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