President Trump sent the following Twitter message on April 7 with regard to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s performance:
- While Security spending was somewhat more than his predecessor, Scott Pruitt has received death threats because of his bold actions at EPA. Record clean Air & Water while saving USA Billions of Dollars. Rent was about market rate, travel expenses OK. Scott is doing a great job!
That would appear to put an end to the CIC’s recent effort to force Trump to fire Pruitt over minor ethical and personal expense issues they have raised concerning Pruitt. This outcome contrasts strongly with the resignation of Anne Gorsuch as EPA Administrator over allegations of alleged transgressions 30 years ago during the Reagan Administration. Ironically, Gorsuch’s son now sits on the Supreme Court.
President Trump clearly disagrees with the CIC allegations with regard to Pruitt and so do I, as explained last week. President Trump strongly supports Pruitt’s “bold” actions to reduce unjustified EPA regulations. The CIC will clearly have to find some other scheme to remove Pruitt and frustrate Trump’s deregulatory goals than by replaying the general tactics used to remove Gorsuch.
via Carlin Economics and Science
April 9, 2018 at 08:41PM