EPA’s Scott Pruitt responds to bombshell report he used his position to help his wife get a Chick-fil-A franchise by saying Tulsa needs more Chick-fil-As

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt cited a need for more Chick-fil-A franchises in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma as an explanation for using EPA staff to help his wife get a job with the company.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a Pruitt aide reached out to Chick-fil-A’s president on behalf of Pruitt and his wife. 
Pruitt is the subject of a dozen investigations into alleged abuses of his power as EPA administrator.

On Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt tried to explain away a report released the day before, alleging that he violated federal ethics laws by enlisting government staffers in an attempt to get his wife a job managing a franchise of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

When pressed by reporter Jessica Smith, Pruitt responded, “My wife is an entrepreneur herself. I loves, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of faith and it’s one of the best in the country and so, that’s something we were very excited about. And we need more of them in Tulsa, we need more of them across the country. So anyway, it’s an exciting time.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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