Former campaign advisor to President Donald Trump, Sam Clovis, will be leaving his post at USDA Friday. Agri-Pulse reports that Clovis will be stepping down as White House advisor to USDA and will return to his home state of Iowa.
Clovis had been nominated to serve as USDA undersecretary for research, economics and education, but he withdrew from consideration after his nomination ran into strong opposition from Democrats and critics who questioned his scientific credentials for the post. During the campaign, Clovis served as a policy advisor to then candidate Trump.
Agri-Pulse reports Clovis will return to Iowa where he has new employment lined up, though he has not disclosed what the new job will be. Clovis has previously worked as a talk radio host and professor of economics.