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Report: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Used Staffers To Court Chick-Fil-A

Activists opposed to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt appeal to Capitol Hill workers emerging from the subway in Washington last week. The protesters mocked Pruitt for allegedly trying to get a Chick-fil-A franchise for his wife.
Activists opposed to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt appeal to Capitol Hill workers emerging from the subway in Washington last week. The protesters mocked Pruitt for allegedly trying to get a Chick-fil-A franchise for his wife.
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Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has found itself in the middle of the increasingly intense fight over U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt.

The Washington Post reported last week that Pruitt had gotten some of his staff members to contact Chick-fil-A to try to set up a meeting with company CEO Dan Cathy.

Pruitt wanted Cathy’s help in getting a Chick-fil-A restaurant for his wife.

Brady Dennis, an environmental reporter for the Post, helped break the story. He joined Denis O’Hayer on “Morning Edition” to discuss it.