Scott Pruitt refuses to commit to recusing himself on suits he's filed against the EPA

Confronted at his confirmation hearing by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency consistently refused to recuse himself from issues arising from the cases he himself had brought against the agency.

Markey pointed up the 19 cases Pruitt has filed against EPA, and the important point that eight of those cases are still open. He asked Pruitt to commit to recusing himself in those cases where he would be “plaintiff, prosecutor, judge, and...

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