Moore’s Chances Looking Dim, Thune Says His Fate Will Be Known This Week

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 16: Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., conducts a news conference after the Senate Policy Luncheons in the Capitol, November 16, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
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May 2, 2019 7:56 a.m.

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) signaled Wednesday that Republicans are ready to cut prospective Federal Reserve Board pick Stephen Moore loose, saying that his fate would be known by the end of the week.

“I think there will be probably some more information about that nomination in the next day or so,” Thune told the Washington Post. “I think he’s gotten enough feedback from the people up here that his nomination is in trouble.”

For some Republicans, like Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), it was Moore’s sexist writings about women that was the last straw.

“I sure would like to see him just withdraw,” she told the Post.

Moore’s undoing has been a long time coming: here’s a deep dive into the rise and fall of Trump’s second Fed pick likely to be axed in just a matter of weeks.

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