Center for Science in the Public Interest

Stop Donald Trump’s totally unqualified nominee for a key food policy job

The job of Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics has always been held by people with strong scientific backgrounds. In fact, the law mandates it: The statute authorizing the position specifically requires that the nominee come “from among distinguished scientists with specialized training in agricultural research, education, and economics.”

Sam Clovis has been a business school professor, a conservative talk-radio host, an Air Force official, and, of course, a Trump campaign surrogate. But he is not a scientist. He should not have been nominated, and he should not be confirmed. Please urge your Senators to vote “no” on the nomination of Sam Clovis. Together we can—and must—resist Donald Trump’s war on science.