Is it OK to confront government officials in a restaurant?

Another Trump Official Under Fire Asked To Resign By Woman At Restaurant

In the case of Kristin Mink, a teacher who was eating with her 2-year-old son in a Washington, D.C. cafe on Monday, she chose to approach Pruitt and politely read a statement to him.

According to an individual with knowledge of the matter, Dravis told congressional staffers that Pruitt initially asked her to contact the Republican Attorneys General Association - a group Pruitt had once led and Dravis had worked for before coming to EPA - as part of the job search for his wife.

Kristin Mink, a 6th-grade teacher at the Sidwell Friends school in D.C., posted a video on Facebook of the encounter at the Teaism restaurant in Penn Quarter, just four blocks from the EPA's headquarters, The New York Post reported.

"I don't think she was trying to protect anybody, and I don't think she was trying to hurt anybody", Herman said. "This is my son, who loves animals, who loves food and air, who loves clean water", Mink tells Pruitt, berating him for rolling back environmental protection policies and becoming embroiled in multiple ethical scandals.

Kristin Mink: "This is my son". In the tirade, Mink tells Pruitt a couple of times that he should resign, and brings up the scandals faced by the official in recent months.

This is the third time in recent weeks that Trump associates have been confronted at restaurants.

Last month, the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia asked Trump's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave, because staff felt they could not serve her in good conscience after she defended the president's attempt to ban transgender people from the USA military.

The EPA's inspector general, the Government Accountability Office and the White House are investigating numerous allegations concerning Pruitt's spending on first-class travel and security, his dealings with subordinates and with lobbyists, and other matters. She also told the investigators that she had cautioned Scott Pruitt that he would have to disclose his wife's income on federal financial disclosure documents, and that he responded that he would create a limited liability corporation, according to the two people with knowledge of her interview, both of whom asked not to be identified because of the continuing investigation. He was the leading voice pushing for the United States to leave the Paris climate accord and has repeatedly questioned the realities of climate change.

"Administrator Pruitt always welcomes input from Americans, whether they agree or disagree with the decisions being made at EPA", Ferguson said in a statement to USA Today. "This is evident by him listening to her comments and going on to thank her, which is not shown in the video", said an EPA spokesman.



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