President Trump said today he would not nominate Stephen Moore for a seat on the Federal Reserve board. Republican senators had signaled an attempt to confirm Moore would be “a very heavy lift.” Moore is a c onservative economic commentator, political activist and a fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He faced controversies around his past writings about women , a debt related to a tax dispute with the IRS , and revelations from a contentious divorce . It is unclear who – if anyone – the President will formally nominate for the two remaining Fed seats. Republican senators urged him to take his time.