26 Apr '18, 9pm

Pruitt blames everyone but himself for EPA controversies.

Pruitt blames everyone but himself for EPA controversies. The EPA administrator has racked up more than 40 scandals and 10 federal investigations since he took office last February. Nonetheless, Scott Pruitt was smiling when he walked in to testify in front of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Thursday. Prior to the hearing, the New York Times reported that Pruitt had a plan to deal with tough questions: Blame his staff instead. He stuck to it. When New York Democratic Representative Paul Tonko confronted him about raises given to two aides without White House approval, Pruitt said, “I was not aware of the amount, nor was I aware of the bypassing, or the PPO process not being respected.” Contentious exchange between between Rep. Tonko and Pruitt, who says he wasn't aware of the process behind the big raises given to two of his aides. Tonko responds: "I'm concer...

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