EPA Head Scott Pruitt just got grilled by Fox News’ Ed Henry regarding pay raises given to two of his staffers – who just so happened to be good friends of his from Oklahoma.
“If you’re committed to the Trump agenda, why did you go around the president and the White House to give pay raises to two staffers?” Henry asked, and was about to follow up with more when Pruitt stopped him.
“I did not,” he said. “My staff did. I found out about that yesterday and I changed it.”
“I issued a statement yesterday walking back those pay raises that should not have been done,” he continued.
“Is someone going to be fired for that?” Henry quickly followed up.
“There will be some accountability,” Pruitt replied.
“A career person or a political person?” Henry said, to which Pruitt responded, “I don’t know.”
That’s one “I don’t know.”
“You don’t know?” Henry repeated incredulously. “You run the agency. You don’t know who did this?”
“I found out about this yesterday and I corrected the action,” Pruitt repeated.
That’s when Henry pointed out that the pay raises given were $28,000 and $56,000, respectively. He asked Pruitt if he knew what most Americans were making every year.
Henry: Do you know what the median income in this country is?
Pruitt: No, what is it?
There’s the other one.
Pruitt claims he took corrective action, but so far it has yet to be released who was behind it.
Could this be another case similar to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who claimed he didn’t know about the $31,000 dining table purchase for his office, but it was later revealed him and his wife personally picked it out? We will know soon.
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