Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt has become a household name because of his expensive flights, but he has insisted on making upgrades on the ground as well according to the Washington Post.
Vehicles owned by the EPA apparently weren't good enough for Pruitt who asked the agency to lease a more expensive SUV with features that only a man with paranoid delusions of grandeur would ask for, such as bulletproof seat covers.
In addition to his apparent paranoia, former officials say Pruitt was also jealous of other department chiefs.
One former EPA official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation, said that Pruitt remarked that he wanted the larger car because it was similar to ones in which some other Cabinet officials rode. The first year’s lease of the vehicle cost $10,200, according to federal contracting records.
The records show that the EPA administrator’s office signed a lease in June on the Suburban, paying more than $300 extra per month for upgrades such as a leather interior, bucket seats in the second row and WiFi and GPS navigation.
It looks like Pruitt may also be in the market for another new vehicle from the current model year.
Separately, federal records also show that the EPA administrator’s office awarded another contract last month to a leasing company based in Connecticut for a 2018 Suburban with four-wheel-drive, extra captain’s chairs, a sunroof and GPS navigation. A representative at the company said it doesn’t appear that the agency has taken possession of that vehicle.
I have quipped that Pruitt evidently sees himself as the ruler of a city-state, but reports that he's been jealous of other agency chiefs tells me he's a full-on Diva.
This slob who let trash pile up at the lobbyist crash-pad could spend every dime in the world and he still wouldn't have a inch of class.