Sens. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, released a statement on former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s 2017 public financial disclosure that was made public on Sept. 12.
This follows multiple requests by the senators for information about Pruitt’s disclosure which was originally due on May 15.
“Scott Pruitt still doesn’t get it: When you’re tapped to serve the American people, you have to be honest with the American people. For the better part of two years, the public was inundated with story after story about how Scott Pruitt used his position to advance his own career and personal well-being. There were the first-class flights on the taxpayer’s dime and sweetheart deals from lobbyists with business before the EPA. There were the sports tickets provided to him by his industry buddies. There was even using his official position to try to procure a Chick-fil-A franchise and other high-paying gigs for his wife. And then there’s his legal defense fund, for which we have no details whatsoever. Given that record, we need a much fuller accounting of Scott Pruitt’s gifts and finances. It’s good that Scott Pruitt is finally gone, but that doesn’t mean we’re simply going to forget about his blatant misuse of his position and of taxpayer dollars. The American people want and deserve a refund,” wrote the senators.
A copy of Pruitt’s 2017 financial disclosure can be found at bit.ly/2p5P5be.