Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on Federal Reserve nominee Stephen Moore’s comments opposing the Violence Against Women Act:
“I’m extremely troubled by comments made by Stephen Moore, President Trump’s nominee to the Federal Reserve, about the Violence Against Women Act.
“To describe VAWA as ‘the most objectionable pork’ is outrageous. The Violence Against Women Act has benefited women for 25 years. It remains a fundamental tool in the prevention of sexual assault, funding anti-rape programs across the country and strengthening legal protections for domestic violence victims. This is a law that has long enjoyed bipartisan support.
“Passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 was a watershed moment, and for a nominee to the Federal Reserve to suggest the law was written to benefit, in his words, ‘radical feminist’ groups is beyond the pale and suggests to me that he is unfit for the position.”