Greg Nash

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt to resign.

Stefanik is the third Republican lawmaker to ask Pruitt to leave amid a recent spate of scandals over an apartment he rented from a lobbyist and big raises he gave to two aides despite White House disapproval.

“Congresswoman Stefanik believes it’s in the best interest of the EPA for Mr. Pruitt to resign,” spokesman Tom Flanagin told The Hill on Thursday.

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Stefanik first spoke about her desire for Pruitt to quite earlier Thursday at a constituent event, according to WTEN.

On Tuesday, Florida GOP Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen called on Pruitt to resign or be fired.

Pruitt’s “corruption scandals are an embarrassment to the Administration, and his conduct is grossly disrespectful to American taxpayers. It’s time for him to resign or for [Trump] to dismiss him,” Curbelo tweeted.

“I agree with my colleague, Carlos, that the EPA administrator should resign,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “When scandals and distractions overtake a public servant’s ability to function effectively, another person should fill that role.”

Like the other two lawmakers, Stefanik represents a very centrist district and has taken numerous positions at odds with the Trump administration on areas such as climate change and taxes.

Tags Carlos Curbelo Elise Stefanik Environmental Protection Agency Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Scott Pruitt

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