Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate favored by many conservatives, may soon join the Trump administration.
According to CNBC, their sources are not denying reports that Cain is in the process of being nominated as a governor on the Federal Reserve board.
“[Trump] won’t formally announce until the vet[ting process] is completed ... But he likes Cain and wants to put him on there,” said an unnamed senior official in the administration.
If nominated, he will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Cain, 73, founded the Godfather’s Pizza chain, which has hundreds of locations around the U.S. He was also the director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for four years back in the 1990s, according to the Washington Examiner.
The prominent businessman rose out of poverty through hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit. His flat tax plan and solid debate performance made him a solid contender in the 2012 presidential race for the Republican nomination.
However, his campaign hit a brick wall when several women accused him of sexual misconduct and a long-running affair. Cain denied all the accusations, saying they were attempts at “character assassination,” according to GlobalPost. His poll numbers plummeted, though, and he ended his campaign.
Liberals pounced en masse on the news of Cain’s possible nomination to the Federal Reserve board, trashing him every which way. Conservatives, on the other hand, were mostly quiet about it. Few responded to the news.