Protester brings lotion to heckle Pruitt during speech

Protester brings lotion to heckle Pruitt during speech
© Greg Nash

A protester interrupted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: EPA moves to raise ethanol levels in gasoline | Dems look to counter White House climate council | Zinke cleared of allegations tied to special election EPA pushes forward plan to increase ethanol mix in gasoline Trump: The solitary executive MORE's address at a conference for the religious right on Friday, holding up a bottle of lotion to make fun of a recent report that Pruitt's staff had been tasked with running errands for him.

Shortly after Pruitt began to address the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C., a woman stood up and began shouting at him. She held a large bottle of lotion above her head as security immediately escorted her out and the crowd began to chide her.


Pruitt briefly addressed the incident, framing it as indicative of the "left" and its approach toward him.

"The left doesn't want to talk about truth, the left doesn't want to talk about results. They just want to shout and try to intimidate," he said.

The EPA administrator has been dogged by allegations of improper spending and ethics violations that have trickled out in news reports over the past months. On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Pruitt's security detail has had to run errands with and for him that included getting him his preferred lotion, which can be found at Ritz Carlton hotels.