The White House is standing behind Federal Reserve Board of Governors pick Stephen Moore despite his past comments about women.
According to CNN, Economic Council director Larry Kudlow spoke with reporters Wednesday and conveyed the Trump administration's belief that Moore is still a solid choice to serve on the fed.
"We continue to back Stephen Moore, continue to back him. He's in the process of being vetted by the FBI and so forth, and if he gets through that, we will nominate him formally and then he'll go to the Senate Banking Committee and they'll vet him also," Kudlow said.
Moore was found to have made remarks about women that questioned their ability to work as men's college basketball referees or beer vendors at games, and also said female athletes do "inferior work" to men.
Moore pushed back and said the comments were a joke.
"This was a spoof. I have a sense of humor," he told CNN.
On Wednesday, Kudlow acknowledged Moore's explanation.
"He says it was a spoof. That's what he's told me — I do buy it," Kudlow said. "I know him; he's kind of a great sense of humor, wiseass kind of guy, what can I tell ya? I don't think it's germane. I don't think he was making a statement. I think he was making a spoof. Our support is still there, still there."
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