Scott Pruitt, Mattressgate and Shark (jumping) Week

Remember apartmenthuntinggate? That was when it was declared by the media and Democrats to be a “scandal” when a friend and aide to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt arranged for him to look at some apartments as he prepared to move his family to Washington. Somehow the Republic managed to survive that particular constitutional crisis, but we may be doomed after word of the latest atrocity gets around. Would you believe (and you’ll want to make sure you’re sitting down for this) that Scott Pruitt also once asked about getting a (used) mattress from a hotel?


I know.. I know. It’s all too much to bear. George Washington is surely spinning in his grave now. (LA Times)

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had a top aide seek a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and perform other personal chores for him, according to an email and testimony from the aide released Monday.

The account from Pruitt scheduling director Millan Hupp is in a letter House Democrats sent Monday to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican.

Hupp appeared before a panel of House Oversight Committee staffers this month. Democrats released a partial transcript of her interview Monday, including Hupp’s account that Pruitt had her do personal errands, including house hunting and booking a trip for him to the Rose Bowl.

Staffers also asked Hupp about an email that showed her reaching out to managers of the Trump hotel at Pruitt’s request. Hupp told the House staffers that Pruitt was seeking to secure a used mattress from the Trump hotel.

This very serious sounding report goes on from there, with senior Democrats like Elijah Cummings demanding answers in committee and calls being made to find out the brand of mattresses used at the hotel, how much they cost and everything else. It’s very reminiscent of the scene from the song Alice’s Restaurant where the District Attorney breaks out the twenty-seven eight-by-ten color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.


And all of this is over a mattress.

A used mattress.

Oh, and that’s not all. The WaPo is up in arms over reports that, upon arriving in DC, Pruitt had the audacity to attempt to help his wife out with a franchise application to open a Chick-fil-A restaurant. (A deal she never even went through with.)

All of this led the Huffington Post to breathlessly declare that Pruitt was enmeshed in “at least ten new scandals in just the last month.” Of course he was. But hey… you missed some, guys! I’ve been following Pruitt around Washington in my spare time and I actually saw him cross at an intersection before the “walk” light came on! Surely that’s grounds for impeachment, beheading or whatever else we can think up. (For full disclosure, I haven’t actually been in DC in months and did not, in fact, observe Administrator Pruitt Jaywalking.)

As I said during Apartmenthuntinggate, this is a concerted effort to find any tiny item or expenditure possible and attempt to blow it up into some sort of “scandal” because the press is frustrated with their lack of progress in getting Trump impeached and they’re hunting for scalps among his cabinet members to make up for it. And Pruitt has been a loyal foot soldier for the boss and overseen the rollback of numerous burdensome environmental regulations (oh, excuse me. I meant to say… Barack Obama’s Legacy) so he’s a prime target for liberals.


Stay tuned next week for the MSM’s devastating report on how Scott Pruitt took the last cup of coffee in his office and didn’t make a fresh pot. They should be able to revoke his citizenship over that one.

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Karen Townsend 7:21 PM on October 03, 2023