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.
I looked on Trivago. The cheapest room in Washington is a youth hostel with bunkbeds at $81 a night. The $50 room Scott Pruitt got was a bribe from an energy lobbyist. Need your pipeline approved? Do it through Pruitt! pic.twitter.com/DaSdgvFPmv— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 5, 2018
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.
If u believe wrestling is real u may even believe Fox news, Info Wars and the robotic drones on Sinclair Broadcasting. But wrestling doesn't harm viewers. Performers like Sean Hannity and Alex Jones should join the WWE where their hyperbole will do less damage to the culture. pic.twitter.com/HHsfvRaToJ— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 3, 2018
Dear Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery @NPG, I know it's early but I'd like to submit this as the official portrait of our 45th President, Donald J. Trump. It's called, 'You Scream. I Scream. Will We Ever Stop Screaming?' pic.twitter.com/LrCmlXXpv7— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 29, 2018
This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous! pic.twitter.com/MeYLTy1pqb— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 17, 2018
It's certainly an unusual form of protest, but so far the images have gained a lot of traction on the internet.
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