Former Position: Head of the Environmetnal Protection Agency
Scott Pruitt’s resignation on July 5 comes at the end of the countless scrutinies he’s faced from the American public since the day he was appointed to the head of the EPA. Before his appointment, Pruitt sued the agency more than a dozen times and, as head, eased regulations which seeked to reduce pollution and mitigate the effects of climate change. He stood with President Trump’s decisiont to leave the Paris Climate Accord. However, Pruitt has been criticized recently for reckless spending, including racking up a $90,000 travel bill in just a few days in January. Since then, Pruitt has also been under fire for using his staff to run personal errands and using his influence to get a Chick-Fil-A franchise lined up for his wife.