Scott Pruitt resignation: Hollywood takes a few parting shots at scandal-plagued EPA chief
Can you remember a time when the resignation of the head of the Environmental Protection Agency qualified as major breaking news? Social media took notice Thursday afternoon when President Trump announced he'd accepted the resignation letter of Scott Pruitt, whose entire 16-month EPA tenure has been awash in ethics scandals over his profligate spending and the misuse of employee hours spent on personal projects, like pursuing a Chik-Fil-A franchise for his wife. Critics in Hollywood and the news media couldn't help taking a few parting shots at Pruitt. A sampling: After reading the resignation letter, MSNBC host Chris Hayes observed, "On top of everything else, we now learn that Scott Pruitt is a terrible writer." "Scott Pruitt, you will not be missed," wrote "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, who signed his tweet, "Sincerely, all forms of animal and plant life."