Friday, 6 July 2018
quote [ Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the EPA following numerous ethics scandals:
He announced the move in a long and slightly bizarre letter to President Trump, and the internet has been having a field day with the news. ]
The swamp just self-drained, just a little. Resignation letter in extended
Some of my favorite of the twitter takes -
"Scott Pruitt resigned and 3 poachers got eaten by lions. Today was a good day."
"This may be a controversial take but I’m not sure replacing Pruitt with a coal lobbyist is a huge upgrade"
"Breaking: Trump to name leaking barrel of pesticides to replace Scott Pruitt as head of EPA."
Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your Administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.
That is why it is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.
My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to.
Your Faithful Friend,