Pruitt Has Been Spending Almost Half Of His Time In Oklahoma

Jul 25, 2017

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It appears that Donald Trump isn’t the only person in the Trump Administration who’s been making frequent trips home.

As The Hill reports, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, spent almost half of the time from March to May in his home state of Oklahoma. Pruitt reportedly traveled back to his home state for at least 43 of the 92 days during that span.

The trips came to light after The Environmental Integrity Project obtained copies of Pruitt's travel records. Pruitt has spent over $12,000--all of it paid by taxpayers--traveling to Oklahoma, as can be seen here.

Pruitt is the former attorney general of Oklahoma. His nomination to helm the EPA drew fire because he has spent much of his career suing the agency and fighting its agenda.  

CORRECTION: The original version of this story reported that it wasn't known whether Pruitt used taxpayer money to fund his travel. It is, in fact, known that he did so.