#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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    #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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    This is another climate-denying appointment by a 1%er trying to increase the stranglehold on the average citizen from every sector before the “pitchforks and torches” come out. They hope to divide us along racial, cultural and class lines.
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    Strongly oppose Sam Clovis’s confirmation as the U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics
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