Stephen Moore Blames ‘Stupid And Evil’ Liberals For Failed Fed Bid

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Stephen Moore of The Heritage Foundation is interviewed by CQ in his Washington office, August 31, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation is interviewed by CQ in his Washington office on August 31, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
May 7, 2019 2:12 p.m.

During a radio interview on the conservative America First radio show — hosted by far-right figure Sebastian Gorka — Stephen Moore didn’t mince his words on the “stupid and evil” liberals who, according to him, cost him his chance at a seat on the Federal Reserve Board.

Egged on by Gorka’s rhetoric on Democrats, who he claims just want to “destroy people” because they have bad policies, Moore claimed the media reported on his past comments as part of a “character assassination” on him. After Moore was nominated for the Fed post, CNN resurfaced a series of sexist columns Moore had written for the National Review in the early 2000s, in which he ranted about how women should not be involved in sports, among other sexist viewpoints.

“This is just the beginning stages of character assassination, of politics, you said ‘politics of personal destruction’ and our side needs to be prepared for this,” he said during the radio show Monday. “We need to gear up for this. We used to always have this debate, ‘Are liberals just stupid or are they evil?’ And I don’t know, I think after this they’re stupid and evil.”

Moore apparently withdrew himself from the running President Trump said in a tweet, just hours after Moore told reporters he was still pursuing the position.

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