#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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    We need someone who actually believes in science and understands it. It’s horrible enough that Scott Pruitt is in charge in the EPA, which should be renamed the Environmental Destruction Agency.
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    Clovis is unfit for this position. Plain and simple!!!
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    Larry Ryan
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    Surely there are many better qualified people who can fill the position as US Under Secretary of Agriculture, for Research, Education and Economics; Mr. Clovis is eminently in-qualified!
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    CARA lou wicks
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    I called my senators about my objections to Mr. Clovis.
  • signed 2017-10-02 13:34:50 -0700
    Senators:

    I am not partisan, so I have no influence with my own Senators, who value contributions more than they do the health & safety of their constituents. Sam Clovis is singularly unqualified for the undersecretary of Ag for RE&E for which he has been nominated. I urge all members of the US Senate NOT to confirm Mr. Clovis for that position. Thank you.

    Douglas R Fitzgerald
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-02 10:22:04 -0700
    #StopClovis: Demand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist
  • signed 2017-10-02 10:21:50 -0700
    The Dept. of Agriculture needs a competent leader, competent to judge complex and technical matters – NOT someone with a history of racist and anti-science rants. Someone who talks of “race traitors” does not belong in public service at any level, let alone in a cabinet position.
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