The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said an increase in his security detail is the result of an escalation in threats to him and his family.
While environmental groups have pilloried the potential $1.9 million annual cost of round-the-clock security that comes as the agency moves to cut staff, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said security officials deemed it necessary given the “unprecedented” threats.
“The quantity and the volume — as well as the type — of threats are different,” Pruitt said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “What’s really disappointing to me as it’s not just me — it’s family.”
This doesn’t explain Pruitt’s $25,000 cone of silence.