#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 2017-11-01 19:07:08 -0700
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  • signed 2017-11-01 11:56:44 -0700
    A climate denier and an outright racist — thinks progressives are ‘race traitors’ and is an inept junior league Rush Limbaugh without any real science background. He cannot be leading the USDA’s science programs unless we want to be soundly ridiculed throughout the civilized world.
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    First of all, Clovis is not qualified but his involvement with Russia even through a second party is treason!
  • signed via 2017-10-31 21:14:31 -0700
    We need an agricultural specialist in this position who understands the importance of agricultural practices in slowing climate change. Sam Clovis is not the scientist/leader needed here.
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    Stop filling the swamp with Russian colluders.
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    This man is rotten to the core and should be part of the Russian investigation.
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