Pruitt Says He's Not Involved in First-Class Travel Decisions

"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday attributed his habit of taking taxpayer-funded, first-class flights to his personal security detail and chief of staff, saying he plays no role in his travel arrangements.

“I’m not involved in any of those decisions,” Pruitt told the New Hampshire Union Leader during a visit to the state. “Those are all made by the [security] detail, the security assessment in addition to the chief of staff.”

Pruitt told the paper that the decision to routinely fly business class and first class across the country and even internationally stemmed from unspecified threats early in his tenure at EPA."

Brady Dennis reports for the Washington Post February 13, 2018.


"Pruitt Has ‘Blanket Waiver’ To First-Class Travel Rules" (The Hill)

"EPA's Scott Pruitt Got Waiver To Fly Business Class On Foreign Carrier From Italy to U.S." (CBS News)

"How the Pruitt First-Class Flight Story Spun Out Of Control" (Washington Post)

"Scott Pruitt’s Obscenely Expensive Travel Is a Scandal" (New Republic)

Source: Washington Post, 02/14/2018