Woman Who Approached Pruitt At Restaurant Doubles Down During MSNBC Interview

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The woman that approached Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt demanding he resign doubled down on her disdain of him during an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday.


“What it comes down to is these are people who it is their job to work for us. They should — if they’re doing their jobs well — they should want to hear from the public, and I was there to talk to Scott,” Kristin Mink, the woman who confronted Pruitt, said.

“Protecting our environment for our children. This is important to us,” she added. “It’s more important than Scott Pruitt’s $1,500 tactical pants that he’s spending taxpayer money on. It’s more important than $1,600 that he just spent on a dozen fountain pens.”

She also called Pruitt “disgusting” and “corrupt,” adding that she’s unsure how he sleeps at night.

“It would have been great, if he was like ‘you know what, I’m really corrupt I’m going to resign right now and I hope whoever takes my place does something better for the environment.’ But I don’t think that’s realistic,” she said, describing her ideal interaction with Pruitt.

Mink appeared on MSNBC wearing a shirt that read, “Your Founding Fathers Owned Slaves.”

Multiple people in the Trump Administration have been approached and criticized in public. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, DHS head Kirstjen Neilsen and presidential advisor Stephen Miller have all been confronted by protesters outside of their workplaces. (RELATED: RESTAURANT OWNER KICKS OUT SARAH SANDERS)