Whitehouse Statement on Pruitt Resignation

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt after a long string of ethical scandals:

“That this took so long shows how high the Trump administration’s tolerance is for corruption and sleaze.  The sad part is that it was the cascade of little sleazy acts that brought Pruitt down, not his overarching corruption by fossil fuel interests.”