Chris Christie Says EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Needs to Go: ‘I Don’t Know How You Survive This’
Former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie knows a thing or two about a scandal. The New Jersey politician was one of the least popular governors in modern American history, polling near 15 percent at one point in his tenure. He shut down bridges and beaches, pissed off constituents on either side of the aisle and didn’t even get a spot in President Donald Trump’s administration at the end of it all.
So, when Christie thinks someone won’t be able to survive a scandal, that person should probably start packing up their office.
The former governor said on Sunday’s episode of This Week that Scott Pruitt, the embattled chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, is likely one of the next people who will be ousted from the Trump administration. The comments arrived after new reports emerged detailing Pruitt’s unprecedented use of a government security detail on a family trip to Disney, as well as a huge discount on a ritzy Washington apartment owned in part by the wife of a top energy lobbyist.
“This goes back to the beginning — this is a brutally unprofessional transition,” Christie said Sunday. “It was a transition that didn’t vet people for judgment issues. You cannot do this with Rick Dearborn and Steve Bannon on the back of an envelope in 73 days. The president has been ill-served by this.”
“I don’t know how you survive this. If he has to go, it’s because he never should have been there,” he added.
Watch a clip of the exchange via ABC above.
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