Tea Party Patriots Applauds President-elect Donald Trump’s Nomination of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA
Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in response to reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
“Tea Party Patriots applauds President-elect Donald Trump for picking Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. AG Pruitt has worked with our activists over the years fighting Obamacare and he understands the importance of federalism and the ability of state and local governments to serve their citizens better than a distant federal bureaucracy. Under President Obama, the EPA wrote volumes of job-killing regulations that stifled our economy and bringing AG Pruitt’s experience pushing back against federal overreach to this agency is important for our long term economic well-being. We look forward to supporting AG Pruitt during his confirmation hearings and to working with him again once he is confirmed.”