Monday, April 9, 2018

Voicing Concerns

From the Washington Post:

Three Republican senators expressed concern Sunday about embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt amid growing scrutiny over his spending and management practices.

Sens. John Neely Kennedy (La.), Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) and Susan Collins (Maine) voiced worry about Pruitt’s conduct in interviews on morning television talk shows. Their comments came hours after President Trump defended Pruitt, writing on Twitter that he was doing “a great job.”

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) also defended the EPA head. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declined to comment on Pruitt’s situation but said he was certain the president had reviewed it.

The sharpest Republican criticism came from Kennedy, who said Pruitt ought to hold a “full-blown press conference” to address the criticism he has received.

Scott Pruitt’s antics and corruption would make Boss Tweed proud and the harshest punishment these senators can come up with is for him to hold a press conference?  Gee, we’re edging right up to cruel and unusual.

The GOP long ago forfeited the right to hold anyone else accountable, so when they try it again — “Clinton/Lynch/tarmac!” — they can just shut up.