EPA’s Scott Pruitt Made Security Detail Track Down Hotel Lotion: Report

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asked his security detail to run personal errands for him, like “picking up his dry cleaning and taking him in search of a favorite moisturizing lotion,” sources told The Washington Post. Pruitt reportedly “directed agents to drive him to multiple locations in search of a particular lotion on offer at Ritz-Carlton hotels” and told his security to “pick up his dry cleaning without him.” EPA spokeswoman Kelsi Daniell told the Post that “Pruitt follows the same security protocol whether he’s in his personal or official capacity.” The administrator has a protective detail that cost taxpayers nearly $3.5 million during his first year—about triple the cost of his predecessors—due to the “unprecedented amount of threats he has faced,” the agency said. The agency also attributed Pruitt’s need for first class flights on the threats he has received. Previous reports said Pruitt made his aides inquire about buying a used Trump Hotel mattress and book personal travel for him.