Republicans, as we know by now, will do anything that Comrade Trump demands. Confirm a drooling idiot to be the Secretary of Education?, right on it! Polluters at the EPA?, no problem! Iran-Contra apologist to lead the DOJ?, you got it, boss! Herman Cain to the fed…
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!):
“Senate Republicans are warning the White House that the 2012 presidential candidate will face one of the most difficult confirmation fights of Donald Trump’s presidency and are making a behind-the-scenes play to get the president to back off, two G.O.P. senators said. . . . The G.O.P. has generally waved through Trump’s nominees over the past two years, but are reluctant to do the same for the Fed, amid fears that Trump’s push to install interest-rate slashing allies will politicize the central bank.”
Of course, this could be just one more case of Susan Collins being very concerned, and perhaps writing a letter to say that a guy who’s financial acumen is limited to how much to charge for a crap pizza to be delivered has no place on the Fed, but then votes to confirm him anyway.
Or it could be a distraction so that serial tax cheat/deadbeat Stephan Moore and his Laffer Curve can skate through because he looks good in comparison. Hard to say.