DNC Statement on Resignation of Scott Pruitt

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned:


“Donald Trump made a campaign promise to drain the swamp. Instead, he brought in people like Scott Pruitt—one of the most corrupt Cabinet members in modern American history. For more than a year, Pruitt abused his power and shamelessly wasted taxpayer dollars, and Trump stood by him in scandal after scandal.


“The one thing Scott Pruitt didn’t do with taxpayer funds was his job. Instead of protecting our environment, he protected polluters and put our children’s health and future at risk—and Trump's new acting administrator, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, is set to follow in his footsteps. The American people are watching, and they will hold this administration accountable for its corruption.”