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Jim Carrey's Newest Painting Features Scott Pruitt And His Many, Many Scandals

We don't know whether to laugh or cry.

SCIENCE AF STAFF
9 APR 2018
 

The past week has been tough for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt, who has been accused of violating ethics rules.

Not only has it come to light that Pruitt rented a luxury condo from an energy lobbyist for just $50 a night, he also threw three GOP fundraisers in said condo. Plus, while Pruitt slept soundly in his new home, the EPA approved a pipeline expansion for a company connected to the very same energy lobbyist.

 

Democrats, environmentalists and even some Republicans have called for Pruitt's resignation amid the unethical behavior.

Yesterday, comedian and actor Jim Carrey weighed in on the accusations of corruption with a humorous portrait of the EPA chief.

As Carrey correctly points out, renting a condo in Washington DC for just $50 a night is already absurd before you even contemplate its luxury status.

If the condo's suspiciously low rate was given to Pruitt by the lobbyist for any reason other than a solely personal one, the EPA administrator would be in violation of government ethics rules.

Carrey's painting of Pruitt joins a series of other right wing caricatures that the comedian has been hard at work on, including images of Sean Hannity, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and President Trump himself.

It's certainly an unusual form of protest, but so far the images have gained a lot of traction on the internet.

This article was originally published by Science As Fact.

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