Kristin Mink, the schoolteacher and mother who publicly confronted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt while he was eating lunch at a restaurant and told him to resign, took to Twitter shortly after Pruitt’s sudden resignation on Thursday to ask where President Trump was having “lunch tomorrow?”
Hey @realDonaldTrump where are you going to lunch tomorrow?
— Kristin Mink (@KristinMinkDC) July 5, 2018
“We deserve to have somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment, someone who believes in climate change and takes it seriously for the benefit of all us, including our children,” Mink told Pruitt during her encounter with him last week.
Mink also read a list of multiple scandals Pruitt has been ensnared in during his short tenure at the EPA, including the rental of a Capitol Hill condo owned by the wife of an influential lobbyist.
“We deserve to have somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment, someone who believes in climate change and takes it seriously for the benefit of all us, including our children,” Mink said.
“I would urge you to resign before your scandals push you out.”
Just days after Mink’s public shaming of Pruitt, Trump accepted the EPA chief’s resignation following months of high-profile controversies regarding his spending and ethics at the agency.
“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,” Trump said a tweet Thursday.