Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on Scandal-Plagued Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

Jul 5, 2018
Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Ranking Democratic Member of the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee released the following statement regarding United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s long overdue resignation:

“Scott Pruitt’s entire tenure at the EPA has been nothing short of a catastrophe.  His scandalous and harmful reign has been mired in secrecy, lies, and corruption.  Pruitt spent the majority of his time maintaining a luxurious lifestyle on the taxpayers’ dime.  He proposed and implemented drastic and disastrous policies that continue to harm American’s public health and our environment.  He put the needs of himself and his political cronies ahead of American families.  Scott Pruitt will go down in history as one of the most corrupt, greedy, and selfish cabinet members of any Administration.  He leaves behind a trail of polices that ultimately harm hardworking Americans that will take decades to undo.  I am pleased to see him and his tactical pants exit the EPA.  Good riddance.”