EPA administrator once said Trump would be 'abusive' to Constitution

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In February 2016, speaking on the Pat Campbell Show, a news show broadcast out of Tulsa, Mr. Pruitt was asked if he was a Trump supporter.

In a newly surfaced interview from 2016, Pruitt slammed the then-candidate, suggesting Trump was a threat to the Constitution, and that he was a "bully" and "dangerous". "I believe we have been blessed as a country with tremendous natural resources that we can use to feed the world and power the world". "This president at least tries to nuance his unlawfulness", Mr. Pruitt said.

Pruitt added that he feared Trump, if elected would "use executive power to confront Congress in a way that is truly unconstitutional".

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Pruitt's remarks were publicized Tuesday by the watchdog group Documented.

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse asked Pruitt about this report in a hearing Tuesday but Pruitt said he did not recall the interview. "I don't, Senator", Pruitt replied, "and I don't echo that today at all". John Barrasso (R-WY) praised Pruitt for his work to end the "regulatory rampage" at the EPA under the Obama administration while Democrats questioned Pruitt's budget cuts for the agency, slowwalking rules, regulatory rollbacks, and his worldwide trips. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, chairman of the environment committee, said Pruitt had likely done more to aid the economy and increase jobs than "any other EPA administrator in history". "No one has done more to advance to rule of law than President Trump". "The President has liberated our country from the political class and given America back to the people". Toward Trump himself, Pruitt has been effusive, calling the Trump's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord "courageous". This has made him one of Trump's favorite lieutenants.

Pruiit also agreed with a characterization of Trump as "our bully". But that criticism ultimately did not deter Wheeler from being nominated for a top agency post.

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Chris Van Hollen, who is one of the co-sponsors of legislation that would increase sanctions on North Korea. The BBC asked Pompeo about the fiery and belittling rhetoric Trump used when discussing Kim.

Pruitt said he would work with Congress to make progress on the issue.

"EPA has moved to either repeal, reconsider or delay at least 25 environmental and public health protections in the previous year alone", said Tom Carper of DE, the ranking Democrat on the committee. Pruitt said he did not.

Republicans at the hearing praised Pruitt for cutting back what they called regulatory red tape that was choking rural communities.

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