Ethics watchdog releases one-word statement on Pruitt resignation: ‘Good’

Ethics watchdog releases one-word statement on Pruitt resignation: ‘Good’
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A government watchdog group released a one-word statement following the news that scandal-ridden Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittTrump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats chart course to 'solving the climate crisis' by 2050 | Commerce Department led 'flawed process' on Sharpiegate, watchdog finds | EPA to end policy suspending pollution monitoring by end of summer Watchdog: EPA hasn't provided 'sufficient justification' for decision not to recover Pruitt travel spending MORE had resigned on Thursday.

“Good,” Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in the statement. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE announced in a tweet on Thursday that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation.

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"I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency," Trump wrote.

EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will become the acting administrator when Pruitt leaves at the end of the week.

Trump praised the "outstanding job" Wheeler has done at the agency. 

Pruitt has been surrounded by high-profile scandals for months.

He is facing more than a dozen federal investigations for several controversies, including accusations of excessive spending of taxpayer money, close relationships with industry lobbyists and claims that he took advantage of the position for personal gain, as well as the personal gain of his top aides.