Comedian John Oliver ripped Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittUnderstanding the barriers between scientists, the public and the truth Overnight Energy & Environment — Biden makes return to pre-Trump national monument boundaries official Trump-era EPA board member sues over firing MORE on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” for bringing his security detail to Disneyland, saying even Mickey Mouse would tell Pruitt to “go f--- himself.”
Pruitt has been accused of wasteful spending for bringing his official security detail with him on nonofficial trips to Disneyland and a Rose Bowl game.
“I’m a little torn on this one because on the one hand that does seem wasteful,” Oliver said. “But on the other hand, if anyone needs security at Disneyland, it’s Scott Pruitt — a man who even Mickey and Minnie Mouse would tell to go f--- himself”
Oliver mocked Pruitt’s stance on climate change and global warming, saying “Space Mountain’s going to be underwater in 10 years, you son of a bitch.”
Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseThe Hill's Morning Report - Ins and outs: Powell renominated at Fed, Parnell drops Senate bid On The Money — Biden sticks with Powell despite pressure Senators call for Smithsonian Latino, women's museums to be built on National Mall MORE (D-R.I.) wrote a letter to the EPA inspector general (IG) last week demanding an investigation into Pruitt’s spending.
The IG is already reviewing Pruitt’s travel expenses and use of security.
EPA documents and sources revealed that the agency spent about $3 million on a 20-person, full-time security detail and travel expenses for Pruitt, according to a new analysis on Sunday.
Oliver also ripped Pruitt for renting a room owned by an energy lobbyist’s wife for $50 a night.
"Which for the the whole 'Drain the Swamp' administration, is particularly hard to take," Oliver said.
Pruitt said he was “dumbfounded” that people found the move controversial, saying the rental agreement did not constitute as a gift and was within the EPA’s ethics guidelines.