Grijalva: Congressional GOP Owns Pruitt’s Scandals as Much as Trump, Must Conduct Oversight or Public Will Expect More Ripoffs

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement on Scott Pruitt’s resignation as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

“The sad truth is that Mr. Pruitt is exactly the kind of person President Trump believes should run our government: someone who lies, abuses his office, enriches himself and his family at taxpayer expense and thinks his job is to keep CEOs happy rather than make Americans’ lives better. From day one of his shameful tenure, Republicans in Congress offered nothing but cover and spin. They own Mr. Pruitt’s failures and scandals just as much as the president does. We all know other administration officials, including Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, have the same embarrassing records. Congress must do a far better job of investigating those ongoing excesses, or the American people can expect the Pruitt-style ripoffs to continue.”

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