Ex-GOP lawmaker: If Pruitt worked for Obama, everyone on Fox News 'would be calling for his head'
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Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) said that if Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittNew EPA chief draws sharp contrast to Pruitt Overnight Energy: House to vote on anti-carbon tax measure | Dem says EPA obstructed 'politically charged' FOIA requests | GOP looks to overhaul endangered species law Top Dem: EPA slowed ‘politically charged’ FOIA requests MORE had been part of former President Obama's administration, the right-leaning Fox News would be calling for his head, as controversies grow surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief.

Pruitt has been beset by scandalous news reports, including allegations of exorbitant spending on his office suite and travel. 

Most recently, Pruitt has been in the spotlight over a reported $50-a-night Capitol Hill condo he rented from the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist.

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Multiple congressional Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTop Democrats request meeting with intel chief over sharing of classified info Overnight Defense: Fears rise over Trump-Putin summit | McCain presses Trump to hold Putin 'accountable' for hacking | Pentagon does damage control after NATO meet 'Our Cartoon President' takes on Mueller probe, NATO and Melania in second season MORE (D-Calif.), have called for Pruitt to resign over the condo deal.

White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE has reportedly told President Trump that Pruitt should go, while Trump has defended the former Oklahoma attorney general, saying Pruitt is "doing a great job" despite being "TOTALLY under siege."