Lee Praises Pruitt Pick for EPA

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his nominee for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator:

“Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a proven conservative record and firm understanding of the Constitution. His work fighting the unconstitutional excess of both the Affordable Care Act and the Clean Power Plan shows he has exactly the leadership skills America needs to make the EPA serve all Americans. His qualifications for the office are settled science. I look forward to voting in favor of his confirmation.”