Fed nominee Stephen Moore apologizes for past writings about women and sports

Federal Reserve building.
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He's trying to walk it back.

Last week, President Trump's nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, Stephen Moore, defended recently resurfaced articles he wrote in the early 2000s as a "spoof." In the pieces, Moore writes women should not be involved in men's college basketball games at any level unless they "look like Bonnie Bernstein."

While he initially played the writings off as humorous, Moore took a different tone on Sunday while appearing on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Moore said the articles were "wrongheaded" and that he was embarrassed, adding that they offended his own sisters.

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Despite the apology, Moore still said he doesn't think the articles have much to do with whether he is qualified for the Federal Reserve Board.

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Tim O'Donnell

Tim is a staff writer at The Week and has contributed to Bedford and Bowery and The New York Transatlantic. He is a graduate of Occidental College and NYU's journalism school. Tim enjoys writing about baseball, Europe, and extinct megafauna. He lives in New York City.