Stephen MooreStephen MooreWhy the Senate should kill the Build Back Better bill Christmas could come early for Joe Biden Republicans have moral and financial reasons to oppose raising the debt ceiling MORE will not reprise his role as a contributor at CNN after he withdrew from consideration for the Federal Reserve Board
“Stephen Moore will not be returning as a contributor,” a CNN spokesperson confirmed in a statement to The Hill.
Moore, a conservative economic commentator, withdrew his name from consideration after media outlets, including CNN, unearthed several controversial comments he had made in columns and other mediums, mainly about women.
For example, he wrote there should be no female referees in male professional sports and that it would be “disruptive” to a family if a wife earned more money than her husband.
The comments drew the ire of several Senate Republicans, with Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstBiden picks former Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield to Iowa's USDA post Biden has just 33 percent approval rating in Iowa poll Overnight Defense & National Security — A new plan to treat Marines 'like human beings' MORE (R-Iowa) slamming his “ridiculous” commentary and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead Biden move to tap oil reserves draws GOP pushback MORE calling his potential nomination “problematic.”
Democrats also hammered Moore over his partisan leanings, harsh rebukes of the current Fed regime and what detractors considered dubious and inconsistent economic analyses.
He was seen by Democrats as a loyalist of President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE who could threaten the independence of the Fed board by advocating for the administration's economic policies. Moore worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign
Moore told Trump in a letter Thursday that “the unrelenting attacks on my character have become untenable for me and my family and three more months of this would be too hard on us.”
“I will continue to be a loud economic voice advocating for your policies, which will keep us on a prosperous path of 3 to 4 percent growth with rising wages and low inflation for as far as the eye can see,” he added. “I am always at your disposal.”
Moore joined CNN in 2017 and left the network in March.