Required Reading – Scott Pruitt Edition

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was forced to resign yesterday after a relentless campaign against him. Why? Primarily because he was effective. Here’s a round-up of what happened and what happens next.

Pruitt Has Been Gone For Less Than A Day And His Replacement Is Already Getting Attacked 

“Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler has not finished a day as head of the agency before getting attacked for his stance on climate change and history as a coal lobbyist. [..]  Journalists from liberal-leaning news outlets tweeted out other stories and warnings of Wheeler’s embrace of Trump’s deregulatory agenda.”

Read more at Daily Caller.

Hayward: Scott Pruitt Out at EPA

“The campaign against Scott Pruitt at EPA (more stories in the New York Times than it ran on the scarcity of women at Augusta a decade ago—clearly planned and planted by the environmental establishment) has finally borne fruit: Pruitt has resigned today.”

Read more at Powerline.

Vadum: EPA’s Scott Pruitt, Fallen American Hero

“How Soros and Van Jones character-assassinated a grave threat to the Left. Radical environmentalists claimed a Trump cabinet member’s scalp yesterday as they forced out a great American patriot, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, under a cloud of largely invented ethics scandals. Nothing Pruitt did in office was unforgivable. Nothing he did was even particularly bad. Pruitt, previously attorney general of Oklahoma from January 2011 to February 2017, was the victim of a sustained, well-funded leftist assault aimed at crippling him and removing him from office. It succeeded. The Left, emboldened by its success, will now use this blueprint again and again against Trump administration officials. Pruitt’s expected successor, EPA’s second-in-command, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, will feel the Left’s wrath soon enough.”

Read more at FrontPage.

Fening: Trump-haters: Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it

“Kristin Mink, who arrogantly violated EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s private space as he was quietly dining in a restaurant, smugly telling him his policies endangered her two year old while her husband videoed the encounter, eloquently tweeted her delight at the news of his resignation. […]  But her classy (not!) glee changed to horror at news of Pruitt’s replacement.”

Read more at American Thinker.

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