Although President Donald Trump's first pick for one of two empty seats on the Federal Reserve Board has removed himself from consideration, Stephen Moore, his second pick for a seat, is still in the running. But not without controversy — Moore is facing criticism for his past comments about women and his views on the American way of governing, per USA Today.
During an interview with Michael Moore for his 2009 documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, the conservative pundit said that he believes "capitalism is a lot more important than democracy."
"I'm not even a big believer in democracy. I always say that democracy can be two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner."
Moore also previously made controversial comments about women athletes and female sports broadcasters in his columns for the National Review. In a March 2001 column, he revealed that he provided his wife with "ground rules" to follow during the NCAA tournament, claiming that "she's not allowed to talk to me." In the same column, he criticized female announcers and commentators, drawing a parallel to "having wives attend a bachelor party."