WINNING: Look How Many People Quit EPA Since Trump Won
December 18, 2017 By Robert Gehl
President Donald Trump doesn’t have to do much to drain the swamp. Just being there seems to be enough.
That and appointing people who share his worldview.
Like EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The Trump appointee took over amid concerns that as a climate “skeptic,” he would decimate the agency.
Well, he didn’t have to do too much, because since his appointment, more than 700 personnel have either retired, quit, or taken voluntary early retirements. Many, the leftist ThinkProgress reports, are quitting in “disgust.”
“There has been a drop of employees of 770 between April and December. While several hundred of those are buyouts, the rest of those are either people that are retiring or quitting in disgust,” Kyla Bennett, director of New England Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), told ThinkProgress. “Is that number higher than it would normally be? I think it is.”
Leftists said that Pruitt’s nomination was like putting a pyromaniac in charge of fire protection. They attacked his connections to the fossil-fuel industry.