“A full-fledged environmental emergency.” “A professional climate denier.” “This is a four-alarm fire.” Those are comments from Democrats in the U.S. Senate in describing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and his nomination to be the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
But as E and E News reported in its recent Climate Wire, Republicans don’t seem worried about getting Pruitt confirmed. And the story suggests moderate Republicans are not giving any hint that they will leave the stance of the GOP in support Donald Trump’s pick to head the EPA.
“If I excluded everyone in the Republican Party who doesn’t believe in climate change, I wouldn’t have too many friends,” said Sen. Lindsey graham, (R-S.C.) “I’d be very inclined to support him.”
As Climate Wire suggested, Liberal Democrats are fuming over Pruitt’s nomination and vow to make his confirmation a messy and loud process.