It’s way overdue! Trump still defends him; corruption doesn’t bother him.
Keep the investigations going! Thanks to the media for the investigations and whistleblowers for telling us the truth.
I’m waiting for right wing media to blame the media for his resignation.
Pruitt still showed up at White House July 4 festivities yesterday. https://t.co/SRruxkxKYQ— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 5, 2018
.@EPAScottPruitt does not acknowledge any errors in resignation letter but rather cites criticism he has endured: “the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us”— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) July 5, 2018
Notable that Trump called this a resignation. He didn't even fire the guy facing more than a dozen investigations.— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) July 5, 2018
I can think of a lot of words to describe Scott Pruitt's tenure at the EPA. "Outstanding" is not one of them. https://t.co/sj1ho5qGPM— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) July 5, 2018
Also important to note: what got Pruitt out was not screams and temper tantrums but relentless, daily, detailed reporting on what he was doing. That's how it's done. https://t.co/t3XEHihvqu— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) July 5, 2018
Never apologize, always double down, even when you're on your way out the door. https://t.co/gSXL3Yahtt— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) July 5, 2018
Why did @EPAScottPruitt resign?— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 5, 2018
-A free press
-Whistleblowers & unnamed sources
Also, everyone knows that Ritz Carlton moisturizing lotion is overrated and not worth the cost. Scott Pruitt using taxpayer funds to get that lotion was likely the final straw. https://t.co/AI9f0A9Bn6
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is a former coal lobbyist & aide to Sen. Inhofe, who called climate change “the greatest hoax” perpetrated on Americans and then brought a snowball into the Senate to show those fancypants “scientists” that winter still exists.— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 5, 2018
Checks and balances worked — whistleblowers, journalists, IG's, lawmakers all played a part in exposing Scott Pruitt's abuses of power https://t.co/3JJ6cMzmLn— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 5, 2018
Florida Republican in the House contradicts Trump by telling the truth about how awful Pruitt was… https://t.co/ogBqUpZf7C— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 5, 2018
Not a single story we wrote about Scott Pruitt and his tenure at the EPA-by me or my colleagues at The NYT-was personal. It was about transparency, accountability, & governance. Pruitt likes to call it "The Rule of Law" He just gave us an enormous amt of material to write about.— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) July 5, 2018
There was very good journalism on Scott Pruitt's shenanigans. Investigative reporting has now been at least partly responsible for the departures of Trump's EPA administrator, national security adviser, health secretary and staff secretary.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 5, 2018
NEW: Inspector General investigation into improper travel by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt *WILL CONTINUE*, despite resignation. Per @NBC4ITeam— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 5, 2018
Hmm. I thought God said “Thou shalt not steal.” https://t.co/SWXuzOYrlM— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) July 5, 2018
.@ChuckGrassley (who's been critical of Pruitt) says, in part: "Fewer things are more important for government officials than maintaining public trust. Administrator Pruitt, through his own actions, lost that trust."— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) July 5, 2018
"In the minutes following the announcement of the resignation, The Daily Beast received numerous messages from multiple former EPA staffers, &…WH officials, celebrating the news. Some were simply left in shock that his ouster from the Trump admin. actually, finally happened" https://t.co/tIkh7NKxjP— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) July 5, 2018
The US taxpayer spent $43,000 for Scott Pruitt to have a soundproof phone booth put in his office.— Peter W. Singer (@peterwsinger) August 20, 2018
He made one 5 minute call to the White House from it. https://t.co/mQ12rphnAW pic.twitter.com/G3tSzS7vXi