Jimmy Kimmel Tweets EPA Pick ‘Scott Pruitt Is a Piece of S***’

January 18th, 2017 2:03 PM

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency faced legislators on Capitol Hill as his confirmation hearings began Jan. 18. At the same time, celebrities spewed vitriol about him online.

Comedian and television show host Jimmy Kimmel slammed Trump’s cabinet pick, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, in a tweet saying, “Put simply, Scott Pruitt is a piece of shit.  If you care about the outdoors, stop him.”

The Jimmy Kimmel Live host wasn’t the only one Hollywood-type criticizing Pruitt. The Good Place actress Kristen Bell spoke up too. Bell posted several tweets arguing against putting Pruitt in charge of the EPA.

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“I’m for leaders who lead and protect. not ones who infiltrate to destroy,” Bell tweeted, while linking to a Daily Beast article saying Pruitt “is worse than you think.”

This wasn’t the first time Kimmel sided with climate alarmists. In May 2016, Kimmel compared denying climate science to denying gravity. “There's no debate about the greenhouse effect, just like there's no debate about gravity,” Kimmel said.

Kimmel has also opposed Trump, mocking his supporters and Fox News viewers as “angry,” white people in April of 2016. He joked that after Trump’s interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, “they agreed to that aside their differences and get back to what's important, which is getting white people very angry.”