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Conservative leaders finally turn on Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt testifying
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Scott Pruitt is running out of friends: leaders of the conservative movement who have fiercely defended Pruitt throughout his time running the Environmental Protection Agency, are finally running out of patience.

Why it matters: Conservative leaders didn’t argue with Trump when he was contemplating his last two cabinet firings: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. And until now, the conservative movement has largely rallied around Pruitt and some have credited this support for helping save his job. But if the movement abandons the EPA administrator, Trump may reconsider his support for Pruitt.