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The EPA Is Beefing Up Security After A Surge In Death Threats Against Scott Pruitt

By Collin Gossel

Scott Pruitt, climate change denier and head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is receiving four to five times more death threats than any of his predecessors, according to the EPA Inspector General. To deal with the rising threat, more than a dozen new guards are training for a 24/7 security detail, and their salaries alone could cost more than $2 million. Fortunately, Pruitt has a bunch of money left over from when he slashed funding to his department by 30 percent.

Twitter users are less than thrilled: