By , Josh Siegel
Published April 05, 2018
Conservative senators on Thursday raced to defend embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who is being scrutinized by the White House for arranging a controversial condo rental agreement with the wife of an energy lobbyist.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., credited Pruitt for his conservative credentials, and his efforts at unwinding environmental regulations imposed by prior administrations.
“.@EPAScottPruitt is likely the bravest and most conservative member of Trump's Cabinet. We need him to help @realDonaldTrump drain the regulatory swamp,” Paul said on Twitter.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also gave support to Pruitt Thursday, and blamed media coverage for Pruitt’s problems.
“Why do Obama and his media cronies want so badly to drive @EPAScottPruitt out of office? @realDonaldTrump is too cagey to be duped and bullied by the Obama groupies," Cruz wrote on Twitter.