Herman Cain unsure if he would survive vetting for Fed seat

Herman Cain said he will face a “cumbersome” vetting process that he might not survive after President Trump said he intends to nominate Cain to the Federal Reserve Board.

Cain made the remark in a video posted to Facebook, according to Reuters, and added that he will be forced to turn over numerous records from his career. He also said he’s unsure if he will pass a required FBI background check.

{mosads}“Whether or not I make it through this process — time will tell. Would I be disappointed if I don’t make it through this process? No. Would I be thrilled and honored if I make it through this process? Yes. That’s the bottom line,” he said.

“They have to collect an inordinate amount of information on you, your background, your family, your friends, your animals, your pets, for the last 50 years,” added Cain, whose nomination could be derailed by sexual harassment accusations.

Cain suspended his presidential campaign in 2011 after four women accused him of sexual harassment. Two of the women were employees of the National Restaurant Associated and said the harassment happened while he served as the head of the trade group.

Another woman also claimed she had a 13-year affair with Cain. He denied all of the claims.

Cain in the Facebook video said that people who don’t like him are “already digging up all of the negative stuff that’s in storage from eight years ago.”

Trump said Thursday he intended to nominate Cain to the Federal Reserve Board, but added that the nomination wasn’t yet official because of the background check.

“I’ve told my folks that’s the man, and he’s doing some pre-checking now. I would imagine he’d be in great shape,” Trump said.

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