Jim Bridenstine

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Your DGB for today is to oppose the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to lead NASA.

Jim has most of the regressive requirements for being tapped by Trump for an administrative position, such as xenophobia and an inability to accept empirical evidence, so it’s easy to see why Trump likes him.

Here’s a handy list of the terrible things Bridenstine has said about the LGBTQ+ community over the years: https://www.glaad.org/tap/jim-bridenstine

Here’s a fun interview in which he talks out of an alternate orifice about climate science: http://www.omagdigital.com/publication/?i=307413&article_id=2500588&view=articleBrowser&ver=html5#{%22issue_id%22:307413,%22view%22:%22articleBrowser%22,%22article_id%22:%222500588%22}

And here’s NASA’s current and comprehensive climate change page, which would probably disappear under Jim’s leadership: https://climate.nasa.gov/

You’ll contact your Senators using Resistbot or Countable and tell them we don’t want a backwards politician leading our space program.