Dem Senator accuses EPA chief Pruitt of violating ethics law
April 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democrat is accusing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency of violating federal law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over a planned May 5 appearance as the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party's annual gala dinner. The Rhode Island Democrat says that would violate the Hatch Act, which limits the political activities of executive branch employees.
Pruitt served as Oklahoma's elected attorney general prior to his appointment to the...