#StopClovisDemand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist

The Department of Agriculture is on the front lines of the climate crisis. Trump has appointed Sam Clovis as its chief scientist. But Clovis is a racist climate denier, not a scientist.

Clovis has an ugly history of racist and anti-science rants. In a 2011 blog post, Clovis called progressives “race traitors.” Just months before, he criticized Hurricane Katrina survivors, attributing their hardships to a “cultural” failure. Like Trump, he believes climate change is "junk science."

We can’t have a bush-league Rush Limbaugh leading the USDA’s science programs.

Add your name to call on all Senators: "Strongly oppose Sam Clovis's confirmation as the U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics."

Senators in Opposition:

Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)*
Tom Udall (D-NM)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)*
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)*

*Member, Agriculture Committee

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  • signed 2017-10-31 11:08:01 -0700
    Republicans need to think hard about this confirmation considering Clovis email to George Papadopoulos re meeting with the Russians. A yes vote from Republicans will doom the party further. In the wake of yesterday’s major indictment relating to Trump campaign collusion with Russia, we’ve learned new details that make Sam Clovis even more disqualified for the post.

    Newly unsealed court records show that, as a Trump campaign advisor, Sam Clovis emailed his subordinate George Papadopoulos telling him to “make the trip” to Moscow for a meeting with Russian officials. Papadopoulos, a senior policy advisor to Trump, this month pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about Trump-Russia collusion.

    As if his history of racist blogging and anti-scientific climate change denial wasn’t enough, Sam Clovis is now directly implicated at the very center of the scandal, open to colluding with Russian state contacts to sway the election for the Trump campaign.
  • signed 2017-10-31 11:03:33 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-31 10:50:07 -0700
    Rev. Dr, Norman E. Leach
  • signed 2017-10-31 10:37:37 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-31 10:37:06 -0700
    #StopClovis: Demand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist
  • signed 2017-10-31 10:28:59 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-31 10:26:12 -0700
    A non-scientist should not be trying to make science decisions. Also, too much in question with his potential Russian investigation ties.
  • signed 2017-10-31 09:57:22 -0700
    Don’t let this pig near anything important.
  • signed 2017-10-31 09:36:44 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-31 09:25:34 -0700
    To continue to allow those who study to discover new discoveries about the universe, our planet, and or interaction w/ them is to continue hurtling towards disaster for our home!!!
  • signed 2017-10-31 09:08:52 -0700
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    Virginia Utt
  • signed 2017-10-30 15:35:25 -0700
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  • signed via 2017-10-27 22:16:45 -0700
    Sam Clovis is obviously not qualified to be in any responsible government position, let alone U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture. This position requires someone with a scientific and chemistry background who can understand all the different chemicals the Dept of Ag. has to screen and control, and their effects on the environment and the people and animals who live in it


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  • signed 2017-10-23 10:15:23 -0700
    We have had enough of Trumps poor picks.. InsteAD OF "DRAINING THE SWAMP(HIS WORDS, HE PICK S tHEM ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BARRELL WITH LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE, LIKE HIM.
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  • signed 2017-10-22 14:53:38 -0700
    Welcome to the Donald Trump Carnival with ALL the scary clowns!
  • signed 2017-10-21 19:07:57 -0700
    What would Love do?
  • signed 2017-10-19 19:35:09 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-19 13:18:59 -0700
    Holding a Master’s Degree in Sciences (Biology and Chemistry), I am appalled at the Presidential appointment of an incompetent person to a lead a science position.
  • signed 2017-10-19 07:40:10 -0700
    Sean Carpenter
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    donye sacco
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    Tiana Brachel
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