#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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    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.
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    Rosemary Murray
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    This position needs a scientist not a science denying industry hack.
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    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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    #StopClovis: Demand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist
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    I like other humans rely on USDA, I have a genetic rare disorder, food I’d my medicine anything I injest has to Be safe, vareigate Porphyria, please
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    Another trump lackey that should have his walking papers handed to him!!!!!!!
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