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Scott Pruitt

Pruitt to Prove It at EPA


As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought abortion, same-sex marriage, Obama’s bathroom mandate, and the IRS. Now, he’ll be fighting a different kind of pollution — as head of the EPA. Earlier this afternoon, the Senate voted 52-46 to send the conservative to an agency that needs a serious overhaul. It is, as even CNN points out, a department that Republicans desperately want to rein in “after eight years of dangerous activism under the Obama administration that hurt businesses, jobs, and the economy.” Two Democrats — Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.) — sided with the GOP in confirming Pruitt.

The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency Republicans desperately want to rein in after what they charge was eight years of dangerous activism under the Obama administration that hurt businesses, jobs and the economy.

Pruitt maybe just the person to do it. As Oklahoma attorney general he sued the agency many times in that pursuit and has vowed to curb the EPA’s regulatory reach once in office.

The largely party line vote was 52-46.

Congratulations to Scott as he starts this new chapter. Americans can rest easy knowing that another person at the levers of power in Washington realizes that Big Government is not the answer to our nation’s challenges. After years of watching the federal government use an arsenal of tools to fine and punish businesses that did not conform to its environmentalist agenda, his approach represents a much-needed change for freedom-loving Americans.



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