Clovis also called former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) mentally ill for arguing that the Tea Party movement does not believe in government.
“I think he's mentally ill. Anybody that thinks that, how uninformed is that? This is the leader of the United States Senate. How uninformed is he? Oh my word,” he said.
Perdue said he’s “not familiar” with all of Clovis’ previous comments but that “dredging up” the past is an “attempt by the opposition in delaying and smearing any candidate that the Trump administration puts in.”The only thing I might take issue with is the characterization of Holder as a "racist bigot." English major that I am, I'm rather big on accurate use of terms. Racism is the belief that some race is inferior in some given set of abilities necessary to functioning well in society to other races. Holder doesn't seem to be a racist or even a bigot, but rather a race agitator, per his "my people" remark at the 2011 hearing on the Black Panther case, or his 2014 speech at a Missouri community college in the wake of the Ferguson situation that he came there as attorney general but also "as a black man."
But Clovis is not basically wrong about that, and certainly not wrong about the climate matter.
Oh, one more thing I'd take issue with is PJ Media writer Nicholas Ballasy's use of the term "controversial."
Look for the leftist media to make as big a deal as possible out of his non-scientist status, but also look for Sonny Perdue to effectively address the matter:
As long as we're saddled with a Department of Agriculture, let's staff it with plain-speaking, highly intelligent people like Clovis.