Sen. Joni Ernst Joni Kay ErnstPrevention is a critical tool in the fight against addiction Time to keep the promises of farmers to compete for energy Graham challenges Dems to go on the pursuit MORE (R-Iowa) said Monday, she is not "thrilled" by a number of controversial past comments by Stephen Moore, President Trump s nominated for a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board.
"I'm not excited about what he has said in various articles" Ernst, who is up for re-election next year, told The Washington Posts Seung Min Kim. "I think it's ridiculous."
. @SenJoniErnst tells me what she thinks of Stephen Moore for the Fed: "I'm not thrilled with what he has said in various articles. I think it's ridiculous."
– Seung Min Kim ( @seungminkim) April 29, 2019
Moore's past writings, along with his qualifications for the post, have been a source of controversy since his nomination was announced.
"In fact, you know that the rooster must be the family's breadwinner," he allegedly told the C-SPAN in 2000. "One of the reasons you have seen the family's decline – not just in the black community but also now also in the white community – is because women are more economically self-sufficient. "
Ernst echoes her comments later to a group of journalists at Hill, saying she is not" thrilled "by Moore's nomination overall .
In a series of columns for the National Review at the beginning of the 2000s, Moore urged women to be banned from any role in men's college basketball, write in 2002, "no more women judges, no woman ads, no one women beer salesmen, no women anything. "
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Another potential Federal Reserve candidate, Herman Cain, withdrew from remuneration earlier this month after enough Republican senators said they would vote against his nomination. Cain told the Wall Street Journal that he retired because of the job cut in the post.
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