#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)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)*
Tom Udall (D-NM)
Patty Murray (D-WA)

*Member, Agriculture Committee

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  • 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.
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    Let’s get back to science-based decision makers who want to move us forward instead of backwards
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  • signed 2017-10-11 22:46:15 -0700
    IMPEACH TINHORN GRIFTER TRUMP IMMEDIATELY. Retard-in-Chief & family belong in jail.
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  • signed 2017-10-09 21:00:47 -0700
    I Strongly oppose Sam Clovis’s confirmation as the U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics.
  • signed 2017-10-09 18:44:43 -0700
    Racism and hostility to scientific research and facts are what is not needed in a Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics.

    Sam Clovis lacks the qualifications and needs to be replaced by someone qualified.