(Washington) -- Iowa Congressman David Young is the latest to sound off on embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt.
In a recent interview with KMA News, the Van Meter Republican was asked whether Pruitt should resign in the wake of recent allegations regarding travel expenses and other expenditures within his office. Young gave this reply.
"I'll just say this: I wouldn't lose any sleep if EPA Administrator (Scott) Pruitt would be let go by the president, or resigned," said Young.
Young's comments follow in the footsteps of Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, who recently called Pruitt "as swampy as you can get" because of recent transgressions. Speaking at a recent energy policy forum in Washington, Ernst accused him of lying to her and other senators last year when he pledged to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standards for ethanol. She also criticized a recent deal reached by the White House on a biofuel mandate agreement. Young, meanwhile, says Pruitt is receiving criticism from both sides of the aisle.
"I think it's well deserved that he's getting this criticism," said Young. "We've heard about the ethical issues, and there's hearings on that. Then, I'm concerned, as well, about the treatment he is giving rural Iowa, and rural America, in terms of Renewable Fuel Standards, biofuels, and those kind of things, and not keeping the president's promises."
Young made his comments on KMA's "Morning Line" program last Wednesday morning. You can hear the full interview on our "Morning Line" age at kmaland.com.