Why did it take so long for Trump to drain the swamp of Pruitt?

President Trump’s handling of Scott Pruitt’s ethics fiasco highlights his failures as a manager and leader. By not immediately firing Pruitt once multiple ethics allegations against the former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator came to light, Trump rendered meaningless his “drain the swamp” campaign slogan, damaged his anti-regulatory environmental agenda for EPA, and indelibly imprinted his administration with a scarlet “C” for corruption.

Two worrying signs at Andrew Wheeler’s EPA

As former energy industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler settles into his new job as acting head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he has a brief window to distinguish himself from the disastrous tenure of Scott Pruitt.

It won’t be enough to avoid ordering used Trump hotel mattresses or renting a condo from lobbyists. Wheeler needs to put a stop to Pruitt’s most serious scandal: Undermining health protections for American families as a favor to politically connected industries.

Trump’s coal fixation will harm Americans’ health and wallets

Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a staple of news coverage these days. It seems every week a new scandal about his questionable use of government resources hits the headlines: having staffers pursue a Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife, private and first-class travel at taxpayers’ expense, $1,500 pens — the list goes on… and on, and on.

How Dangerous is Andrew Wheeler? Very. Here’s Why.

Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a staple of news coverage these days. It seems every week a new scandal about his questionable use of government resources hits the headlines: having staffers pursue a Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife, private and first-class travel at taxpayers’ expense, $1,500 pens — the list goes on… and on, and on.

Cutting Through Scott Pruitt’s Deadly Grifter Distractions — What You Really Need to Know about Pruitt

Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a staple of news coverage these days. It seems every week a new scandal about his questionable use of government resources hits the headlines: having staffers pursue a Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife, private and first-class travel at taxpayers’ expense, $1,500 pens — the list goes on… and on, and on.