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Scott Pruitt Resigns as Head of the EPA After Restaurant Confrontation

Posted July 5, 2018 under Politics

EPA Honcho Scott Pruitt

Resigns After Restaurant Confrontation

7/5/2018 1:29 PM PDT

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President Trump just lost another cabinet member — Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is resigning after getting a taste of what Sarah Huckabee Sanders went through at Red Hen.

The President announced Thursday he’d accepted Pruitt’s resignation and thanked him for doing an “outstanding job” — but many people didn’t see it that way … including the teacher who confronted Pruitt Monday at a D.C. area restaurant.

While holding her 2-year-old son, the woman told Pruitt he should resign after a slew of controversies. He’s been accused of spending too much on personal security, asking aides to help with his wife’s job search … and trying to secure a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel for his own use.

The confrontation clearly got to Pruitt. In his resignation letter he said, “The unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.”

Mr. Trump says Deputy Director Andrew Wheeler will take over for Pruitt.

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