Scott Pruitt’s tenure at the EPA and the mounting scandal

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials and President Donald Trump about infrastructure in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials and President Donald Trump about infrastructure in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Guest: Lisa Friedman

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has come under fire for a number of ethics violations, including his D.C. housing, use of first-class travel, and raises for certain staff members. Pruitt has been a controversial figure since President Trump appointed him to lead the EPA, for his staunch views against climate change and regulations. We’ll talk about Pruitt’s tenure at the EPA, the scandals swirling around him and the calls for his resignation with New York Times climate change reporter, LISA FRIEDMAN.

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