Trump’s pick for top scientist at the USDA—Sam Clovis, a non-scientist—has yet to be confirmed.
But Clovis is making news—for his “polite” role in the alleged goings-on between the Trump presidential campaign and certain shady characters in Russia.
Maybe this would be a good time to remind your Senators that the title “Chief Scientist” ought to go to, well . . . an actual scientist. Not a climate-denier. Not a loyal Trump campaigner.
According to the 2008 Farm Bill, nominations for the top USDA scientist position are required to go to “distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.”
Clovis meets exactly none of those requirements.