Republican presidential candidates accuse Fed of playing politics

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a forum for lower polling candidates held by Fox Business Network before the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in MilwaukeeSeveral Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday accused the Federal Reserve of keeping U.S. interest rates low for political reasons, and one called for replacing Fed Chair Janet Yellen. “The Fed should be audited and the Fed should stop playing politics with our money supply,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said in the “undercard” Republican debate hosted by Fox Business Network. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee echoed those sentiments.

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