Donald Trump has nominated Sam Clovis as chief scientist at USDA. Clovis has no obvious qualifications beyond being a radio talk show host spewing racist theories, calling climate science junk science, pushing birther theories about President Obama, and calling President Obama a Maoist with “communist roots.” Clovis “accused progressives of ‘enslaving’ minorities, and called black leaders ‘race traders.”
Though the law requires the chief scientist at USDA to be chosen “from among distinguished scientists with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics”, Clovis has none of these qualifications.
While Trump tries to keep us off balance with Twitter foolishness, he is steadily working to take us back to “Post Reconstruction” and let the Klan, neo Nazis and other hate mongers loose in the country and the Federal Government.
The time to stand up is now. Going to a rally is very good. Blocking some of these backwards appointments is also especially important.
Call your Senator and every other Senator that you can, and object to this nomination. Send a post card objecting to this nomination. Go here and sign a petition. Do something now!