Dem Rep Ellison: Trump Admin ‘Willing to Ignore’ Pruitt’s ‘Corruption’

Monday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said Trump administration was “willing to ignore clear ethical lapses and corruption on behalf of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Ellison said, “Scott Pruitt should resign. He’s under investigation for as many as ten different sorts of ethical lapses, of a discounted place from the lobbyist who has business before your agency to me alone is enough. But he’s also spent lavishly—$43,000 for a secure booth so he can have conversations that he apparently doesn’t want anyone else to hear, excessive amounts of security expenditures and this thing where he gave aides extra money that was intended to go to scientists—another particularly troubling abuse. But the real abuse is those things plus the fact that he is an incredibly bad EPA administrator. He is attacking the clean power plant. He’s trying to diminish and decrease fuel standards on cars.”

He added, “They’re willing to ignore clear ethical lapses and corruption on behalf of Pruitt.”

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