Connolly-Quigley send letter to Ryan informing Speaker of Pruitt scandals

Gerry ConnollyFollowing yesterday’s press reports that Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t “paid that close attention” to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Pruitt’s unethical conduct, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) sent a letter to the Speaker detailing the many abuses and allegations against Mr. Pruitt.

“We are deeply concerned by your comments yesterday when asked about your confidence level in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt that you “haven’t paid that close attention” to the unending scandals involving Mr. Pruitt. Mr. Pruitt’s breach of public trust and self-dealing has been well documented and found bipartisan condemnation,” the members wrote.

“These ethical lapses are of serious concern, and we hope that as Speaker of the House you will pay closer attention, and maybe even provide basic oversight of what is happening at an agency charged with protecting public health and safety,” the members added. “Given this information, will you now answer the question about your confidence level in the EPA Administrator?”

The full letter is available here.

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