Manning: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt a target of the left because he gets results

death threats against EPA chief

In an op-ed published Tuesday at The Hill, Richard Manning, president of the conservative group Americans for Limited Government, said that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is being targeted by the left because he gets results.

Manning wrote:

President Donald Trump is standing by his embattled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruittaccording to reports. Let’s be clear, that is good thing for both Trump and the country. Pruitt is one of the shining stars of the Trump administration, and no one who supports the president’s “Make America Great Again” agenda should want him replaced.

Current complaints about Pruitt’s Washington, D.C., condo, rented at the fair-market value from a lobbyist, are mostly politically motivated. As the designated agency ethics official for the EPA explained:

“Entering into the lease was consistent with federal ethics regulations regarding gifts, and use of the property in accordance with the lease agreement did not constitute a gift as defined in those regulations.”

Yet some hope that by attacking Pruitt on fake ethics charges, the media-created scandal will cause the Trump White House to either foolishly force Pruitt out or cause him to throw up his hands in disgust and resign.

“This would be a disaster for President Trump and all of us who care about his success,” Manning said.

Fortunately, the president is standing behind Trump:

Democrats like Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., however, are demanding that Pruitt be fired:

On the bright side, at least Lieu isn’t justifying death threats against Pruitt like this San Francisco columnist…  At least for the moment.

Pruitt, Manning notes, “is excelling at his job, and that is why he is the target of those who want to see the Trump administration fail.”

There’s more, here, and it’s well worth reading.

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