The Intercept reports:
Scott Pruitt has now spent more than $4.6 million from public coffers on security, according to documents obtained by The Intercept and Documented under the Freedom of Information Act. The amount represents a $1.1 million increase from Pruitt’s total security costs as released in another disclosure just a month ago.
Pruitt’s high spending on security has become the subject of mounting criticism and a host of official investigations: Several EPA inspector general investigations have been opened, as well as an ongoing investigation by the Republican-controlled House Oversight Committee.
Records released under the Freedom of Information Act list expenditures totaling $288,610 on a range of security-related items. The EPA, according to three expense line items for April, spent a total of $2,749.62 on “tactical pants” and “tactical polos.”
Scott Pruitt is just like us, he puts his tactical pants on one tactical leg at a time https://t.co/wp3N3Wmw0Z
— 331 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) June 20, 2018
If you ask me the ideal tactical pants would have:
1. Auto-expand waistband
2. Nacho-cheese-repelling veneer
3. Thigh-Quiet ™ technology to suppress swooshing noise when I walk
4. Separate pockets for each kind of m&m I like
— ThisIsNotNormalHat (@Popehat) June 21, 2018
The problem with tactical pants is that they don’t have a strategy. https://t.co/9AsnB3onO8
— Tactical Suderpants (@petersuderman) June 21, 2018
Its going to be another wild day in your United States Congress. I hope everyone is wearing their tactical pants!
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) June 21, 2018
Store clerk: Are you looking for pants?
Me: No. *Tactical* pants.
Clerk [suddenly wearing cool shades and military fatigues and standing in front of a fueled-up F-16]: Let’s roll.
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) June 21, 2018
Dear @SpeakerRyan: Can I use taxpayer funds to buy tactical polos & tactical pants? I would also like to buy a door smashing device in case I take a nap & staff have to smash the door.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 21, 2018