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Senator Whitehouse established a team tasked with ‘exfenestrating’ Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

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After delivering the keynote at a Brown University “mini-conference” on climate change, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat, Rhode Island) took a question from former Region 1 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Curt Spalding. Before Spalding could ask his question, though, Whitehouse delivered an aside about his office’s work to unseat President Donald Trump‘s chosen EPA head Scott Pruitt.

“I would like to brag about my office,” said Whitehouse. “We had an entire team dedicated to exfenestrating Scott Pruitt and we were at the center of all the investigative work and putting people together and getting leaks out to press and so forth and we took a lot of personal satisfaction when that particular person left. Not that Andrew Wheeler is any treat. He’s basically just as bad but without the personal disgraces.”

Thanks to Tim Faulkner of ecoRnews for the tip on this story.


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Steve Ahlquist is a frontline reporter in Rhode Island. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for nearly a decade. atomicsteve@gmail.com

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