Moore Blames “Sleaze Campaign” For Sinking Fed Gig

Mediaite reports:

Stephen Moore phoned into Fox Business on Thursday to give Neil Cavuto the first word about his decision to withdraw from consideration for the Federal Reserve Board.

When asked about his decision, Moore blamed the “sleaze campaign” from critics and the media. He defended his past writings, saying “they were meant to be jokes,” but acknowledged that many of Republican lawmakers were not impressed.

Cavuto noted that political nominations frequently lead to “dirty laundry” coming out in the open these days, and Moore said “if I had had any sense this would happen…I would have told the president ‘wait a minute, I can’t do a Senate confirmation.’” “Maybe you should have given them a heads-up,” Cavuto said.