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Cain nomination a no-go in Senate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/12/19, 11:19 am

WASHINGTON—Herman Cain, President Donald Trump’s pick for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, is expected to withdraw from consideration due to growing opposition in the Senate, which would have to confirm him. Since Trump announced his intention to nominate Cain last week, Republicans have voiced concerns that he may not be “politically independent.” Enough Republican senators have said they oppose Cain that he would have to earn a vote from a Democrat to win confirmation. GOP Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota have all said they wouldn’t support him. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to say whether he thought the Senate would confirm Cain if Trump formally submitted his nomination.

Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, launched a pro-Trump super political action committee in 2018 called America Fighting Back PAC. He ran for president in 2012, but allegations of an extramarital affair and sexual harassment—which he denied—derailed his campaign.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Comments

  • Leeper
    Posted: Fri, 04/12/2019 06:27 pm

    I belivbe he would be a great reserve board member.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 04/15/2019 01:48 pm

    From what I recall, every time the Dems are advocating or nominating a Black American for something, they call ALL opposition “racist.”

    But their opposition to Cain is not racist, right?  Double standards much?

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