Graham: Pruitt's ethics controversies don't look good

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal Graham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate MORE (R-S.C.) on Sunday said he believes Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Saluting FOIA on its birthday Watchdog found EPA employees kept on payroll by Trump appointees after they were fired: report MORE has done a good job, but that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator's recent slew of ethical controversies “doesn’t look good.”

“I think he's done a good job, but I’m looking to see what the oversight committee is going to say,” Graham said on ABC’s “This Week." 

“The one thing I can say, if you’re the EPA administrator and two lobbyists change the locks, you’ve got a problem. The bottom line is this doesn’t look good,” Graham added.

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Pruitt has faced intense scrutiny in recent days following reports that he rented a room in a condo owned by the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist during his first several months in D.C. The unit cost him $50 a day, he only paid for nights that he slept there and his daughter occasionally stayed in the condo as well.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has launched an investigation into the housing arrangement.

In addition, it was reported that Pruitt authorized raises for two of his top staffers despite the White House rejecting the pay increase, and that he cost taxpayers millions of dollars with his security and travel costs.

President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic MORE defended Pruitt late Saturday, brushing aside the housing controversy and saying the EPA head is "doing a great job."