Another Administration Official Is Confronted By a Leftist While Dining Out
Jul 06 2018
"There was never a moment of doubt", Kristin Mink told WBAL NewsRadio 1090's Troy Johnson. "I'm not saying that he's blameless, but we'll see what happens". "I don't know anything about that", Mitchell said. "I guess I'm going to have to get the cleaning crews to come in more often".
Mink, a teacher and mom from Silver Spring, called the scandal-plagued Pruitt "the man who's destroying our environment for the next generation".
"It is extremely hard for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it as a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also because of the transformative work that is occurring", Pruitt said in his resignation letter, posted Thursday by Fox News.
Pruitt reportedly did not reimburse the scheduler, and Ryan Jackson, Pruitt's chief of staff, "literally pulled six 100 dollar bills out of his wallet and gave it", Chmielewski said during an MSNBC interview.
"You've been paying about 50 bucks a night to stay in a DC condo that's connected to an energy lobbying firm, while approving their dirty sands pipeline", she said, referring to the home Pruitt stayed in past year, paying way-below market rates to Vicki Hart, the wife of energy lobbyist J Steven Hart. The Government Accountability Office found that he violated spending laws by installing a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office - one of the more than half-dozen federal inquiries launched into his management and expenditures.
The fresh allegation that Pruitt enlisted a subordinate to perform personal duties comes on top of reports that he asked an aide to seek a business opportunity for his wife from the fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A, and that she received $2,000 from Concordia, a New York City-based nonprofit that had asked Pruitt to speak at an event past year.
"I had to decide what to say, he's so scandal-ridden", Mink told The New York Post. He loves animals. He loves clean air.
She shrugs off criticism that what she did was uncivil. In 2010, Wheeler criticized the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world's leading scientific authority on global warming, writing in a blog post that it has "has functioned more as a political body than a scientific body". "This whole idea of civility, I think, it's obviously a little ridiculous given the context of our president. he has been the height of uncivil".
Pruitt has also been criticized in connection with the rental of a Capitol Hill condo tied to a prominent oil and gas lobbyist, and the use of first-class travel and luxury hotel suites, among other things. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of a Mexican restaurant and accosted by protesters at her Virginia home.
Mink said she hopes that other people feel enabled to confront public officials.