Democrats mischaracterized emails between top Environmental Protection Agency officials to claim Administrator Scott Pruitt potentially misused taxpayer dollars by trying to create a new agency office in his hometown.
Pruitt directed his staff “to establish a new EPA office in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma,” sparking a wave of media coverage that added to the growing list of complaints against Pruitt, House Democrats claimed.
“This most recent case of questionable financial management adds to the growing concerns about Administrator Pruitt’s misuse of taxpayers’ funds and potential ethical lapses in judgement,” alleged House Democrats, led by Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson.
However, The Daily Caller News Foundation reviewed emails that show Pruitt asked EPA officials to find a place “where he could work” when he was home in Oklahoma, not “questionable financial management” as Democrats suggest.
EPA officials asked questions about how Pruitt could periodically work from his hometown, Tulsa, in a way consistent with past administrators, utilizing existing office setups or working with federal officials to find suitable office space, emails show. – READ MORE[give_form id=”79809″] [contentcards url=”https://www.westernjournal.com/email-records-may-contradict-democrat-claims-against-scott-pruitt/” target=”_blank”]