Trump's controversial ploy that would leave Biden snookered is running out of time There is a lot at stake as Donald Trump's attempt to appoint an ardent supporter and Federal Reserve sceptic to a seat on the board of the world’s most powerful central bank hits a roadblock. US Senate blocks confirmation of Trump Fed nominee SheltonJudy Shelton had advocated a return to the ‘gold standard’ and criticised the Fed’s independence in monetary policy Judy Shelton, Trump Fed Nominee, Fails to Advance to Final VoteMs. Shelton, a Trump loyalist with unusual views, hit a major setback. But her journey toward the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors may not be over. Trump nominee's long road to Fed may be dead endJudy Shelton's long, strange trip to the Federal Reserve Board may have finally reached a dead-end.