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He was a good fit for the job and did a great deal to steer the EPA back to its core missions but his personal life was a trainwreck. From the New York Post:

Scott Pruitt quits as EPA chief amid ethics controversies
Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt resigned under mounting pressure on Thursday as the number of controversies — and congressional investigations — over his personal and professional behavior continued to pile up.

President Trump, who had been one of the Oklahoman’s staunchest defenders, announced the resignation in a pair of tweets.

“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this,” he wrote.

Some of the issues:

Pruitt was overwhelmed by a series of controversies, including lavish spending on first-class air travel and an expanded, 24-hour security detail, a sweetheart rent deal on a DC condo owned by a lobbyist with business before the EPA and a $40,000 private phone booth in his office.

It was also revealed that he personally tried to get his wife a Chick-fil-A franchise as well as another high-paying job — and that he blew taxpayers’ money on “tactical” pants normally worn by law enforcement.

Individually, none of these warrant punishment or his resignation but collectively? He should have realized that he was a public figure. Should have stayed squeaky clean.

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