Scott Pruitt, the former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator who resigned from his position, built a phone booth that was a waste of time and resources. We're finding out just how much so now.
Pruitt insisted on having his own secure, sound proof phone booth so he wouldn't have to go up two flights where there was already a secure sound proof booth. Now we are finding out that the $43,000 phone was used one time. Pruitt made one call for five minutes on the $43,000 phone he insisted was necessary to do his job. He said in December:
Cabinet level officials need to have access to secure communications. It's necessary for me to be able to do my job.
One. Five. Minute. Phone. Call. $43,000.
In addition to the sound proof booth, Pruitt was accused of other ethics violations including spending $3.5 million in one year on security, a new SUV and bulletproof vests. The tax payers picked up the tab for all of it.
Needless to say, people are upset including many members of the House and Senate.
The people weren't too pleased with the news either.
Some cost cutting suggestions for Trump and friends.
The people want retribution.