The following is a statement from Ryan Alexander, president, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.
The resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is a win for taxpayers. For more than a year, Administrator Pruitt has recklessly wasted taxpayer money. From outlandish travel expenses, to out-of-line pay raises for staffers, and exorbitant costs to accommodate his unusual privacy and security concerns, Administrator Pruitt has proven he cannot be trusted with the taxpayer purse. Inappropriate behavior on the taxpayer dime is not new for political officials, and not unique to this administration, but it should never be tolerated. We hope the new nominee has more respect for taxpayers.