At the EPA, great power comes with great responsibility...along with a side order of Chick-fil-A?
The questionable wheelings and dealings of the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency keep getting stranger (used hotel mattresses aside). This week we learned that Scott Pruitt used his position as EPA administrator to try to help his wife buy a Chick-fil-A franchise. She never followed through with it, but according to recently released emails, Pruitt’s office reached out to the fast-food chain’s president at the start of his term about a potential “business opportunity.” Once on the phone, he brought up the possibility of his wife, Marlyn, becoming a franchisee. Pruitt also reached out to Concordia, a New York-based nonprofit where Mrs. Pruitt ultimately made money by helping to organize its annual conference, and multiple donors, who eventually helped his wife land a contract at the conservative political group, Judicial Crisis Network. We like waffle fries as much as the next American, but perhaps Pruitt should stop wasting taxpayer money on getting his wife a new gig.