Pruitt diverts blame in House hearing

EPA chief answers lawmakers’ questions on pricey trips, security spending

Posted: April 27, 2018 at 3:09 a.m.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pauses while speaking as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pauses while speaking as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, whose performance has been dogged by ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings.

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