Republican Sen. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyMarch for Our Lives to leave empty seats for lawmakers at town halls PETA rips Tomi Lahren for saying she kicks her dog A Sanders-Warren ticket could win big in 2020 MORE (R-La.) mentioned Sunday that Environmental Safety Company (EPA) administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittWashington Post editorial board calls for Pruitt’s firing in scathing editorial Trump: Pruitt ‘doing a great job’ Al Gore: Trump should fire Pruitt MORE ought to face the press amid his mounting controversies.
“I’d do a full blown press convention and say ‘Okay listed below are your criticisms. That is honest. I will cease doing it. Here is what I believe shouldn’t be honest,’” Kennedy informed CBS’s “Face the Nation” of Pruitt.
“However, however these individuals are hurting the president and I am not saying he is not an excellent particular person,” he added. “However the look of impropriety issues.”
The embattled Pruitt has been below intense scrutiny over his reported relationship with lobbyists and use of taxpayer funds for issues like safety.
However President TrumpDonald John TrumpBaldwin returns to ‘SNL’ as Trump and admits presidency is just ‘a four- year cash grab’ Maxine Waters: Republicans ‘intimidated’ by Trump Trump: Pruitt ‘doing a great job’ MORE has insisted Pruitt “is doing an important job.”
“Whereas safety spending was considerably greater than his predecessor, Scott Pruitt has obtained demise threats due to his daring actions at EPA,” Trump mentioned Saturday night.
Kennedy mentioned it’s “as much as” Trump as as to whether Pruitt ought to retain his Cupboard place, however that the continued missteps want to finish.
“There are lots of issues we will not clear up. However you possibly can behave. I am not–I do not imply to denigrate Mr. Pruitt however doggone it he represents the president of america and it’s hurting his boss and it must cease,” Kennedy mentioned.
Different Republican senators have additionally expressed concern over Pruitt’s scandals, together with Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSunday shows preview: Trump officials defend trade moves Rosenstein has a duty to make Mueller’s report public — even if it means facing Trump’s wrath Graham: US leaving Syria would be ‘single worst decision’ Trump could make MORE (R-S.C.), who said it “would not look good” for the EPA head.
Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSunday shows preview: Trump officials defend trade moves Overnight Health Care: Senate panel unveils draft of bipartisan opioid bill | Groups warn tariffs could raise drug prices | FDA chief turns to social media companies to fight opioids | AMA hits transgender troop ban Senators launch probe into why price of cancer drug increased 1400 percent MORE (R-Maine) additionally mentioned Pruitt’s destiny within the administration is as much as Trump.
“This each day drip of accusations, of extreme spending and moral violations served to additional distract the company from conducting its crucial mission,” Collins informed CNN’s “State of the Union.”