Drain the swamp: Trump pulls non-scientist Russia-meddler Sam Clovis’ nomination to be top USDA scientist
Trump’s nomination of non-scientist Sam Clovis to be chief scientist at the Department of Agriculture has been pulled. News reports indicate that Clovis hired both Carter Page and George Papadopoulos for the Trump presidential campaign. Furthermore, Clovis acted as supervisor to George Papadopoulos and encouraged Papadopoulos to go to Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Senate Agriculture Committee chair Pat Roberts of Kansas had set a nomination hearing date of November 9 for Clovis to be undersecretary of Agriculture for research, education and economics.
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Clovis’ is not a scientist. He was, however, a co-chair of the Trump campaign, who hired Page and who supervised Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos has pled guilty to lying to the FBI. Climate Hawks Vote was one of the first organizations to call for blocking Clovis’ confirmation, and is part of a coalition that has collected over 400,000 signatures in opposition to the nomination.
Clovis was a supervisor of Russian outreach at the Trump campaign and was nearly rewarded with a USDA chief scientist appointment. What’s Clovis going to science at USDA, Russian caviar?”
Sam Clovis is a racist climate denier, not a scientist. It should come as no surprise that his involvement in the toxic and corrupt Trump campaign was his ultimate undoing. He must step down as White House Advisor to the Department of Agriculture immediately. The hundreds of thousands of members of Climate Hawks Vote are looking forward to stopping the next unqualified toxic conspiracy theorist Trump nominates.”
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For more, check out the Climate Hawks Vote website.