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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns

FILE – In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Outgoing EPA Chief Scott Pruitt says the unrelenting attacks on him and his family were unprecedented and led to his decision to step down from his post.
In a letter Pruitt says the response over the numerous scandals he faced took a toll on him.
This comes after the president tweeted Thursday he accepted the resignation of Pruitt.
He claims Pruitt has done an outstanding job at the EPA and he will always be thankful for his work.
I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will...
...on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!
The president also gave an optimistic outlook of the future, saying tremendous progress has been made at the EPA and the future is bright.

Pruitt faced a number of scandals recently regarding his spending, ethics and management of the agency.

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