The bureaucrats at the EPA must need grief counseling. Pruitt is going to put an end to the Leftist Obama environmental agenda they’ve all been enjoying so much for the last eight years.
From the Washington Examiner:
The Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to become President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The 52-46 vote came during a rare Friday floor session, which was held amid an intensified campaign by Democratic lawmakers to stall the vote.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said “enough is enough” to the Democratic opposition on the floor ahead of the vote. He said confirming Trump’s Cabinet has taken the “longest” amount of time “since George Washington,” which shouldn’t be seen as a record of pride for the minority party.
Democrats also have argued that Pruitt cannot be the head of EPA while he is leading litigation against a number of the agency’s regulations and is a champion for the fossil-fuel industry. They have urged him to withdraw from all pending litigation against the EPA to be confirmed. Pruitt is one of the 28 state attorney generals suing the EPA over its Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate change agenda. He and the other attorneys general argue that the plan oversteps the agency’s legal authority and is unconstitutional.