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McCollum Statement on Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

July 5, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after the announcement of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation:

This resignation is long overdue. Instead of fulfilling the EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment, Mr. Pruitt used his office for personal enrichment and to promote an anti-science, pro-polluter agenda.

The American people deserve better than the culture of corruption, cronyism, and incompetence that is pervasive in the Trump administration and embodied by Pruitt's time as Administrator of the EPA. In an administration plagued by ethical scandals, Mr. Pruitt was one of the most flagrant offenders.

Congresswoman McCollum has repeatedly called for Mr. Pruitt’s resignation since his dishonest testimony in front of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee on April 26, 2018.