In the video posted to Facebook, Mink is seen walking up to Pruitt's table, her toddler in hand, and urging Pruitt to resign.
"You've been paying about 50 bucks a night to stay in a DC condo that's connected to an energy lobbying firm, while approving their dirty sands pipeline", she said, referring to the home Pruitt stayed in past year, paying way-below market rates to Vicki Hart, the wife of energy lobbyist J Steven Hart.More news: Trump Administration Preparing Bill Allowing US to Circumvent WTO Rules
Kevin Chmielewski, Pruitt's former deputy chief of staff for operations, told CNN that Pruitt would regularly convene staffers to go through his schedule with a fine-toothed comb to remove any unscrupulous-looking events. She also referenced several of Pruitt's ethical scandals, including his renting a Capitol Hill condo at an impossibly affordable rate from a well-connected fossil fuel lobbyist.
Trump, whose decision to quit the Paris climate accords was vociferously defended by Pruitt, may be changing his mind now though with November's mid-terms looming and Democrats knocking his pledges to "drain the swamp" of Washington graft.More news: NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas
Pruitt is the latest member of the Trump administration to be confronted in a public setting.
Mr. Pruitt's spokesman, Lincoln Ferguson, said he thanked Mrs. Mink for her words and left shortly after finishing his meal. During the height of the family separation crisis, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by protesters at a Mexican restaurant.
Mink said she also participated in last week's protest at the Senate office building, where almost 600 were arrested while demanding that lawmakers abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Sarah Sanders was recently asked to leave a Virginia restaurant after the owner explained to the press secretary that "the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation". The president's senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, was called a "fascist" at a D.C. restaurant.More news: Hot Dog Contest Odds: Joey Chestnut Favorite On Fourth Of July
In the video - which has been viewed more than 100,000 times - she walks up to a seated Pruitt and tells him: "I just wanted to urge you to resign because of what you're doing to the environment and our country". I honestly don't know how he sleeps at night.