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USDA chief scientist nominee's lack of scientific credentials is more concerning than his blog rants

USDA chief scientist nominee's lack of scientific credentials is more concerning than his blog rants

When will people get that the Internet is forever? Sam Clovis, President Trump’s nominee for undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the latest to have his online words come back to bite him after CNN dug up posts from his personal blog, “Impact with Sam Clovis,” from 2011 and 2012.

Among the ruminations on conservative political theory, the GOP lineup for the 2012 presidential election and Sarah Palin’s awesomeness, are screeds about the lying, “race traitor” liberals who want to enslave the country by forcing...

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