Posted on November 29, 2017
CREDO members help take down racist climate denier Sam Clovis
Once again, relentless activism by CREDO members and our progressive allies sunk another deeply unqualified nominee from serving in the Trump regime.
This month, anti-science radio talk show host Sam Clovis, Donald Trump’s pick to serve as chief scientist at the Department of Agriculture, withdrew his name from consideration following reports that he played a key role in the Trump campaign’s communications with Russia.
Clovis’ withdrawal comes after months of sustained activism from our members, including a petition signed by more than 170,000 people and a grassroots call campaign that generated more than 4,700 phone calls to the offices of key members of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Clovis is a birther conspiracy theorist who has called President Obama and his Black and Latino cabinet members “racists.” He has no policy expertise in food and agriculture or experience in hard sciences, and he believes climate science is “junk.”
While the Trump campaign’s shady connections to Russia just sank another monster in Trump’s swamp, the fact is, a racist climate change denier should never have been nominated to serve at the USDA in the first place.
And thanks to the tens of thousands of CREDO members who took action to keep Clovis out of the USDA, we proved once again that resistance to Trump’s dangerous agenda works.