Joni Ernst "not enthused" about backing Stephen Moore for Fed

“His past writings are ridiculous,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) told reporters Monday evening. “I’m not enthused about supporting him, let’s put it that way.”

Pressed for her specific objections, Ernst added: “Look at his writings … I’m a woman.”

Moore, who has not yet officially been nominated, in a 2002 column decried the fact that the NCAA had allowed female referees. “Is there no area in life where men can take vacation from women?” he wrote.