Another EPA — Egregious Political Appointee
FACT: United States Secretary (and former Attorney General of Oklahoma), Scott Pruitt lied to #Congress to get the job. Of course they knew his past, on-the-record questioning of climate change and other environmental issues. Yet, following Party line and another ringing endorsement by their president, they held hearings, let him lie and voted for him.
Let’s not forget that he lied in his testimony. He told folks that he didn’t believe climate change was a hoax in January, and now this week questions it all over again. Yes, he had made previous claims that were in conflict with the agency he now leads before he even got the job. The other story is that he served as the legal authority for a United State, yet lies without a stutter to the American people. Who knows what other lies he’s shared before or has yet to manufacture.
Most any employer would reject an applicant that didn’t hold a commitment to the core values of the organization. If it’s revealed in the first 90-days, surely disciplinary action would be decent and in order.
This appointee was selected to undo policies that preserve our earth, air, water & lives. Pruitt never held a commitment to protecting the environment. He was appointed because he questioned environmental protections. He was appointed to undermine the very regulations that matter to the planet and our nation. This president is already threatening cuts that will gut the organization. Pruitt knew the sentiments of. The White House before taking a job that had a shelf-life. He came in to shut it down. And, again, he lied to get the job.
The roller-coaster weather and droughts and floods are mere natural patterns to him and those who want to undo the regulations that protect our land and our lives. Since Pruitt questioned climate change before he was nominated, why should we be surprised? Yes, Sierra Club and other environment protectors rejected him from the beginning, so they weren’t fooled. What’s surprising is that #Congress seems to take these lies as business as usual. They let these folks take oaths to truth and proceed to tell untruths (alternative facts; lies). Appointee after appointee has brought their unqualified and lying selves to these hearings and said what they wanted before the cameras and the elected — without fearing any repercussions. The elected aren’t challenging him because the majority of those who voted for him agree with him — and the other secretaries of lies, too.
But, to have another leader, with a domestic and globally-influential voice, contradict himself and lie to our government and OUR nation is reprehensible. How many more lies will be uncovered (or kept hidden) within this administration? How many lies does it before you begin to speak up?
And the other liar, Mike Flynn, was getting paid by a foreign country that we question, while yelling lock up the opponent of his boss-to-be. And for his loyalty, Flynn, gets to be lead for our national security. It’s bad enough that he was getting paid with dirty money, it’s worse that either our electeds didn’t know OR knew and didn’t care. Let’s be clear, those who supported the new administration were lied to on all fronts.
Lest we forget, when these appointees and the president lie, they are lying to us all — and their lies represent you across the globe. MSNBC Morning Joe show host, Joe Scarborough, said it best, “Don’t think that chronic lying coming from the President of the United States is not impacting you children.” The lie train seems to have no end, nor bottom. When we think they cannot get worse, we get a new tweet. And, apparently, if the boss can lie without any penalty, his employees feel equally empowered. Pence, Conway, Spicer, Flynn, Sessions, Pruitt, RNC, Majority Leaders (and party mates) in the House and Senate. When does this train stop?
It stops with us. Call Congress and tell them that you demand accountability and truth. Remind them that you vote, too, and these lies are a national security, credibility & integrity issue. Tell them you have had enough lies. Tell them you want a full investigation of all that is going on with domestic and foreign factions that could jeopardize our country and our integrity. 202–224–3121