Scott Pruitt has resigned, and it's safe to assume that this happened not because Pruitt himself, or anyone in the administration in a decision-making capacity, thought he'd done anything wrong. To judge from this CNN story, published shortly before Pruitt tendered his resignation, the only problem was that the evil liberals were planning to say mean things about him during the campaign:
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, facing additional reporting about his many controversies, is "inching forward to the tipping point," a senior administration official said.
The official, describing the feeling within the administration towards Pruitt, wondered whether the EPA administrator would still hold his job as he could crop up in Democratic candidates' ads hitting President Donald Trump's "swamp."
Fear of midterm attack ads was what finally brought this to a head. Morality and ethics certainly weren't getting the job done.
Pruitt, in a resignation letter addressed to the president, portrayed his work in the administration as labor on God's behalf.
My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people.
So Pruitt and Trump are on God's side ... and Pruitt's enemies are pure evil:
Has Pruitt done anything wrong? Pruitt's answer is no. Trump's answer is no -- nothing except possibly providing fodder for negative campaign commercials. The Republican commentariat's answer is an unasmbiguous no as well.
We're the sole source of evil, as usual.
Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog