Democrats continue to call for Pruitt to resign amid the growing list of controversies. (They weren't the only staffers to receive huge raises.) The Washington Post reported the next day, citing two unnamed sources, that Pruitt had his 24/7 security detail fetch his dry cleaning and, strangely, his favored moisturizer. You have done, the EPA is doing so well, so many approvals and disapprovals... The focus of almost a dozen federal inquiries into his travel expenses, security practices and other issues, Pruitt was on the Hill to testify about his agency's FY2019 budget proposal.
Several leftist reporters, pundits, and politicians came out recently to attack Pruitt and subsequently call for him to drop out. The EPA gave no reason for her departure.
In appearances before congressional panels since then, Pruitt has repeatedly blamed subordinates for his alleged ethical lapses.
"I don't think it looks good but I like what the administrator has been doing from a policy perspective", he said.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Wednesday that Pruitt "has to be very careful" in order for people to trust him to "do the job without influence, one way or the other".