Who’s the most crooked of Trump’s cabinet picks?
The competition is stiff, but when it comes to political corruption—that is, using elected office for personal gain—former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Trump’s pick for Agriculture Secretary, takes the cake.
Perdue’s confirmation was delayed until this week. Why? Because, as the New York Times reports, the former governor of Georgia’s questionable ethics have made it tough for him to get through the federal Office of Government Ethics’ conflicts of interest review.
Perdue has an ethics problem, for sure. But he’s also beholden to the very corporations he’ll be in charge of regulating, if he’s appointed Ag Secretary. According to a MapLight analysis, Big Ag has contributed $1 million to Perdue over the last two decades—and $20 million since 1992.
And we’re to believe this guy will look out for small farmers and consumers?
Download this #NoPerdue flyer for talking points—or deliver it in person to your Senator’s home office.