BREAKING: Stephen Moore Withdraws Nomination
Steve Moore, a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person, has decided to withdraw from the Fed process. Steve won the battle of ideas including Tax Cuts....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2019
Moore, a former member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board, rose to prominence as a syndicated columnist and economic analyst.
After the president announced Moore's nomination, the economist known for his cable news presence became weighed down by criticism about controversial comments.
Mediaite's Aidan McLaughlin reports:
In an appearance on Fox News last week, Moore said he would withdraw his nomination if he became a “liability” to Republicans. His chances appeared all but sunk when Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said she would not vote for Moore, and that he did not have the votes to be confirmed.
“He would not have enough votes. Don’t bother sending (the nomination) up, that’s all I gotta say,” Ernst said Tuesday.
She explained that Moore’s past writings about women — which included criticizing women’s inclusion in sports — ruled him out as a viable nominee.
“Look at his writings,” Ernst said. “I’m not enthused. I’m a woman, right here folks.”
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