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Lawmakers celebrate Scott Pruitt's departure: "Took you long enough"

Scott Pruitt.
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Republicans and Democrats alike are supporting President Trump's acceptance of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation on Thursday.

The big picture: Pruitt was embroiled in several ethics scandals, yet through it all President Trump stood by him publicly, saying in April that "Scott is doing a great job" despite being "TOTALLY under siege." Pruitt credited his resignation to "unrelenting attacks on me personally," saying they "are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us."