Sammi-Jo Lee wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Sammi-Jo is a solutions reporting intern for YES! Magazine. She is based in Seattle and is passionate about storytelling that uplifts the voices of marginalized people. Follow her on Twitter @_samjolee. She/her/hers.
When the smoke clears, let’s hope the scales fall from the eyes of their supporters and the only recently growing phenomenon of rightwing, anti-science populism is consigned to the dustbin of history, where it belongs.