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 PruittGovernment watchdog probing EPA’s handling of Hurricane Harvey response Wheeler won’t stop America’s addiction to fossil fuels Overnight Energy: Trump rolls back methane pollution rule | EPA watchdog to step down | China puts tariffs on US gas 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.


Multiple congressional Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiNancy Pelosi: Will she remain the ‘Face of the Franchise’? Pelosi: GOP's 2019 agenda a 'nightmare' for working families, seniors Dem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ 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."