Kristin Mink wrote on Facebook that she walked up to Pruitt at a Teaism restaurant in Washington, D.C., Monday carrying her 2-year-old son. In the video below, Mink is seen telling Pruitt how her son loves animals, breathing clean air and drinking clean water.
An EPA spokesman, said Pruitt thanked her for her comments.
“Administrator Pruitt always welcomes input from Americans, whether they agree or disagree with the decisions being made at EPA,” Ferguson said in a statement sent to USA TODAY. “This is evident by him listening to her comments and going on to thank her, which is not shown in the video. His leaving had nothing to do with the confrontation, he had simply finished his meal and needed to get back to EPA for a briefing.”