Apr 12, 2018

More ethics concerns keep Scott Pruitt under the microscope

Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt listens to Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers president and CEO Mitch Bainwol speak. Photo: Jason Andrew/Getty Images

Scott Pruitt's month isn't getting any easier as the Washington Post is reporting that lawmakers will soon investigate the Environmental Protection Agency chief for having four different email addresses. But that's not all. A former EPA staffer told Politico he was fired because he refused to upgrade a flight to first class for another EPA official.

Why it matters: Bad headlines continue to stack up for Pruitt right as his No. 2 is set for confirmation. This could increase pressure to fire Pruitt because the agency will have an effective acting chief, who will largely continue the same policies as Pruitt, as Axios' Amy Harder reported in her Harder Line column Monday.

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