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Woman confronts Trump's EPA chief at Washington restaurant

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 July 2018, 11:48 IST

A woman confronted the administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt at a Washington restaurant and asked him to resign over his environmental policies.

According to CNN, the woman, identified as Kristin Mink was at Teaism in Penn Quarter with her son on Monday when she saw Pruitt and confronted him.

In the video of the interaction posted by Kristin Mink on her Facebook page, she asked Pruitt to resign because of what he is doing to the environment and their country.

She cited Pruitt's "slashing strong fuel standards for cars and trucks for the benefits of big corporations" and his "paying about 50 bucks a night to stay in a DC condo that's connected to an energy lobbying firm while approving their dirty sands pipeline" as reasons for him to resign.

"We deserve to have somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment, somebody who believes in climate change and takes it seriously, for the benefit of all of us, including our children," she said while holding her son.

Pruitt's work has been a matter of debate for long. He is facing at least 14 federal investigations that accuse him of misuse and overspending government funds of EPA, etc.
It was also revealed on Monday that Pruitt and his aides kept 'secret' calendars and schedules and would discuss which meetings to exclude from their publicly released calendars, according to a former EPA official.

Despite all these allegations, Trump's faith in Pruitt remains steadfast, and in June, he stated that Pruitt was doing a "fantastic job."

This is not the first time one of Trump's administration officials have received public confrontations for their policies.(ANI)


First published: 4 July 2018, 11:48 IST