#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 via 2017-09-30 11:44:18 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-30 11:16:53 -0700
  • signed 2017-09-30 11:02:52 -0700
    We don’t need anymore climate deniers.
  • signed via 2017-09-30 10:18:49 -0700
    Your job is to ensure that Presidential appointees are competent administrators who will see that their departments fulfill the responsibilities with which they have been charged by the laws of the US. It is not to appoint ideologues who will advance their own personal views extra-legally.
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  • signed via 2017-09-29 19:23:33 -0700
    It should be clear to any Senator evaluatimg Mr. Clovis for the position to which he has been selected, that he is emminently unqualified for this postion. Besides the racism, climate denial, he has no significant scientific experience, in short, he is not to be considered a “scientist”. I am at a loss to explain why he was selected for this position, other than the individual selecting him has no understandin of the scientific method and of what science is. It is mind boggling to have such an incompetent individual as a candidate for the postion of “Chief Scientist”. I urge you to reject this individual for this position.
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    jerri galan-mcgrath
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    Ted Williams
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  • signed 2017-09-29 17:13:57 -0700
    The appointee for this position ought to have basic credentials as a scientist, and in a field related to the job. That ought to be obvious.
  • signed 2017-09-29 16:16:25 -0700
    Rosemary Murray
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    This position needs a scientist not a science denying industry hack.
  • signed 2017-09-29 12:15:12 -0700
    As a resident of Washington State, I am very glad to see Patty Murray has joined the list!
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    Climate change is happening now!!!!
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