Merkley calls on Pruitt to resign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement regarding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt:

“From his tenure as Oklahoma’s Attorney General, it was clear that Scott Pruitt plays fast and loose with propriety when it serves the oil and gas industry. That pattern has continued unabated at the EPA. In addition, the flood of revelations in the last few weeks makes clear that he is consumed by self-aggrandizement and that he is abusing his position in order to serve himself, not the American people. He should be thoroughly investigated, and if he won’t resign, President Trump should fire him immediately.”