Should President Trump fire Scott Pruitt?
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Should President Trump fire Scott Pruitt?

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has been facing pressure to resign over ballooning ethics scandals involving his lavish spending habits and a shady condo deal with a gas industry lobbyist. Reports suggest the White House considered firing Pruitt, but President Trump repeatedly defended his EPA chief. Pruitt has been one of the most effective cabinet secretaries in terms of rolling back regulations, and many conservatives want him to stay. What do you think?

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Scott Pruitt appeared before Congress amidst his growing list of ethics scandals including his spending habits and a shady deal with a gas industry lobbyist involving a Capitol Hill condominium.

Pruitt has come under scrutiny over his accommodations in Washington after ABC News reported last week that he rented a room in a luxury townhouse co-owned by the wife of a top gas industry lobbyist. That same day, Bloomberg News reported that Pruitt paid $50-a-night for the room, well below market value for a place in that neighborhood...The ethical storm over Pruitt’s housing comes amid a groundswell of criticism over his spending.

In addition to his lavish spending, Pruitt also got in trouble for bypassing the White House to give two of his aides massive raises, adding to an ever-growing list of ethics scandals.

A tsunami of accusations of improper dealings has emerged since Pruitt’s last trip to the Hill in January, from using sirens to get to dinner reservations to a sweetheart condo deal with a lobbyist to ousting staffers who questioned his luxury travel. These allegations have led to investigations from Congress, the White House, and government watchdogs. The Government Accountability Office already found that the $43,000 phone booth in Pruitt’s office broke the law.

Many lawmakers have already called on President Trump to fire Pruitt using the hashtag #BootPruitt.

Between the corruption and his anti-science attitude, Pruitt is unfit to head the EPA.

But Trump has defended his EPA chief, and doesn't appear interested in firing him.

According to Politico, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wanted to fire the scandal-scarred EPA chief, but Trump wants to keep him around. Scandals aside, Pruitt is one of Trump's most effective cabinet secretaries when it comes to dismantling Obama-era policy. A few high-priced flights hardly seem a good enough reason to let him go just yet.

Pruitt is doing the job President Donald Trump wants — including an announcement Monday that the agency will reverse the Obama administration’s attempt to tighten fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. Multiple people close to the president still argue that Pruitt is one of Trump’s most effective Cabinet members in making policy.

Pruitt is being targeted because he's effective at doing what liberals hateplain and simple.

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