YAY!!! Another behind the scenes appointee…
April 6, 2010
UGH. This is just atrocious. WHY would President Obama appoint someone like this during recess, knowing he wouldn’t be confirmed?? Speaks mightily of BO’s character.
Obama Puts Pesticide Pusher in Charge of Agricultural Trade Relations
- Obama Puts Pesticide Pusher in Charge of Agricultural Trade Relations
Center for Biological Diversity, March 28, 2010
Straight to the Source
WASHINGTON- Sidestepping a stalled Senate confirmation vote, yesterday President Obama recess-appointed Islam Siddiqui to be chief agricultural negotiator in the office of the U.S. trade representative. Dr. Siddiqui’s nomination was held up in the Senate and was opposed by the Center for Biological Diversity and more than 80 other environmental, small-farm, and consumer groups. More than 90,000 concerned citizens contacted the White House and Senate to oppose the nomination. Siddiqui is a former pesticide lobbyist and is currently vice president of science and regulatory affairs at CropLife America, a biotech and pesticide trade group that lobbies to weaken environmental laws.