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EPA's Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Amid Criticism of His Travel

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:37 PM

Under fire for his travel costs, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has postponed his trip to Israel this week, according to The Washington Post.

"We decided to postpone; the administrator looks forward to going in the future," EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman wrote in an e-mail Sunday to the Post, declining to give a reason for the cancelation.

Pruitt's trip was planned Sunday through Thursday, staying at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, "to gain an understanding of Israel's unique infrastructure and environmental challenges," according to the report.

Earlier this week, Pruitt said the switch to first class and business travel were necessitated to avoid public attacks against him on commercial flights.

"I'm not involved in any of those decisions," Pruitt reportedly told the New Hampshire Union Leader. "Those are all made by the [security] detail, the security assessment, in addition to the chief of staff."

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Under fire for his travel costs, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has postponed his trip to Israel this week, according to The Washington Post.
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