Miami Congressman Carlos Curbelo says it's time for Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to step down.
Pruitt has been under a cloud of scandal following reports that he received cheap rent on a Washington apartment linked to an energy lobbyist. The Daily Beast reported Monday that the apartment was also a locale for Republican lawmakers to raise money. Pruitt has also taken heat over expensive first-class flights and pay raises for his staff.
Pruitt is reportedly under White House review and at risk of being fired, although Trump is said to have offered his support.
Curbelo, on the other hand, thinks it's time to cut ties. The Republican lawmaker took to Twitter Tuesday to say Pruitt should resign or be fired. He was later joined by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who told the Huffington Post that "when scandals and distractions overtake a public servant’s ability to function effectively, another person should fill that role.”
Major policy differences aside, @EPAScottPruitt‘s corruption scandals are an embarrassment to the Administration, and his conduct is grossly disrespectful to American taxpayers. It's time for him to resign or for @POTUS to dismiss him. https://t.co/gXWLDffqam— Rep. Carlos Curbelo (@RepCurbelo) April 3, 2018