Mother Confronts EPA Boss Pruitt at Washington Restaurant

StoryfulNewsPublished: July 3, 2018
Published: July 3, 2018

A mother and her toddler confronted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Scott Pruitt at a Washington restaurant on Monday, July 2, and called for his resignation. Kristin Mink introduced herself and her son to Pruitt before calling on him to resign over his record as EPA director, his stance on climate change, private meetings with industry leaders, and controversial security and travel arrangements. Mink said in her now viral Facebook post that Pruitt, his lunch companion, and their bodyguards left the restaurant shortly after the exchange. “EPA head Scott Pruitt was 3 tables away as I ate lunch with my child. I had to say something. This man is directly and significantly harming my child’s — and every child’s — health and future with decisions to roll back environmental regulations for the benefit of big corporations, while he uses taxpayer money to fund a lavish lifestyle. He’s corrupt, he’s a liar, he’s a climate change denier, and as a public servant, he should not be able to go out in public without hearing from the citizens he’s hurting. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Kristin Mink in a Facebook post sharing her video of the encounter. Pruitt is the latest member of President Donald Trump’s administration to be ambushed at a District of Columbia restaurant by angry voters in recent weeks. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House adviser Stephen Miller faced protests in separate incidents last month. Pruitt came under new pressure on Monday as the Washington Post and CNN published former EPA staffers’ testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Credit: Ryan Mink via Storyful

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