Daughter: EPA official wore disguise to spy on driving test

Daughter: EPA official wore disguise to spy on driving test
Cathy Stepp

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp’s daughter says her mother wore a fake nose and sunglasses to try to help her pass a 2011 driving test after she failed her initial attempt.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Stepp had her daughter, Hannah, introduce her to staff on Jan. 11 after President Donald Trump appointed the former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources secretary to be the EPA Region 5 administrator.

During the introduction, Hannah Stepp said her mother wore the disguise so she could follow someone taking the Wisconsin driver’s test. She said her mom wanted to learn the route to help her practice for her own test. She told the newspaper that her mom always carries a fake nose around.

Cathy Stepp issued a statement Friday saying the story was simply meant to be funny and she’s surprised anyone might take it otherwise.

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