We have no illusions that Pruitt’s departure will change the direction of the Trump administration.

The acting @EPA director will be a former coal industry lobbyist against whom we’ve already filed an ethics complaint.

But there’s an important lesson in the Pruitt debacle. /1
Until he was forced out, Pruitt appeared to be protected by a super anti-hero armor that made him impervious to ethics scandals, no matter how outlandish.

And he had Trump’s complete backing. Until he didn’t. /2
That’s how it goes with the Trump administration: The victories seem impossible, until they aren’t.

The lesson is: We don’t win unless we fight, unless we fight together and unless we fight together even when — especially when — the odds seem long. /3
Fighting together is how we defeated Trump’s effort to roll back Medicaid expansion and the protections of the Affordable Care Act. It’s how we stopped Trump's family separation policy.

Of course, both of those victories are imperfect. But together, we made a real difference. /4
Monday, Trump will announce his SCOTUS nominee, and McConnell aims to hold a confirmation vote by September.

He's rushing the process in order to confirm a new justice before the next election — and to act before the American people have a chance to realize what’s at stake. /5
Pruitt's resignation is yet more evidence that sustained resistance works — and that's exactly what we need to bring to this Supreme Court fight.

The stakes couldn't be higher. RT if you're ready to fight to #SaveSCOTUS.

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