President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Thursday that he has accepted a resignation letter from former Oklahoma Attorney General and embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt.
I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018
Pruitt has been under fire for abusing his power and using it to get favors for him and family members, flying first class and questionable spending on personal security, which worked around the clock for him, at times running errands.