Sen. Whitehouse Slams Trump's EPA Pick

Dec 7, 2016

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Senate floor
Credit Courtesy Sheldon Whitehouse office

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Co-Chair of the U.S. Senate Climate Action Task Force  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says he’s disheartened by the choice. He says Pruitt denies the reality of climate change. And the attorney general was among those who sued the EPA over its Clean Power Plan to mitigate climate change.

In a statement to the press, Whitehouse says he expects Americans will be shocked at the president-elect’s choice. Pruitt’s nomination must be approved by the U.S. Senate.