EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

By NPR Morning Edition.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faced withering criticism from congressional Democrats Thursday, with one lawmaker calling him "unfit to hold public office." But Republican members of Congress — especially those representing states with large fossil fuel industries — rallied to Pruitt's defense.

It's the first time Pruitt appeared before lawmakers since weeks of accusationsprompted a string of investigations — by the EPA Inspector General's office, at the GAO and in Congress.