Biden FCC Nominee Withdraws

 March 8, 2023

President Joe Biden's FCC pick has crumbled under the pressure.

Gigi Sohn withdrew her nomination on Tuesday after facing criticism for her anti-police views.

The 16-month battle of her nomination is finally over. It takes a special kind of person to be opposed by both sides of the aisle, but Breitbart reports she had been "facing severe criticism from both Republicans and Democrats over her controversial views."

"It is a sad day for our country and our democracy when dominant industries, with assistance from unlimited dark money, get to choose their regulators. And with the help of their friends in the Senate, the powerful cable and media companies have done just that," Sohn complained to The Washington Post.

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, didn't see it that way however, saying:

The withdrawal of Ms. Sohn’s nomination is a major victory and represents a strong bipartisan agreement that we need a fair and impartial candidate who can receive the support needed for confirmation. The FCC is not a place for partisan activists; free speech is too important. Now, it’s time for the Biden administration to put forth a nominee who can be confirmed by the full Senate and is committed to serving as an even-handed and truly independent regulator.