Gigi Sohn and the Police

Gigi Sohn testifies during a confirmation hearing by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees considering her nomination for appointment as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC, September 9. February.


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Three Elizabeth Warren nominees nominated by President Biden failed to win confirmation in the Senate, and now the White House is trying to save another. But the President could endanger vulnerable Senate Democrats by continuing to push Gigi Sohn for the Federal Communications Commission.

We have described many reasons Mrs. Sohn should not be confirmed. She supports heavy broadband regulations, including the re-imposition of Obama Title II’s “network neutrality” rules. She wants to regulate broadband like Europe, which will limit investment. About 92% of Americans have access to uber high-speed fixed broadband compared to 67% of Europeans.

She’s also shown a disregard for copyright protections such as when she sat on the board of the now-defunct streaming platform Locast, which features pirated content by broadcasters. local shape. When asked by Senators about a generous deal she signed with broadcasters the day after her nomination to the FCC, she waffled.

She also expressed hostility to conservatives, calling Fox News “dangerous to our democracy” and accusing Senate Republicans of suppressing the vote. Now the Brotherhood of Police has come out against her because she seems to have a grudge against the police.

For example, she likes a tweet that says “It’s funny how one bad protester labels the entire movement, but a few bad cops are never supposed to represent all police.” She likes posts by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling for a police crackdown and has dismissed criticism of the police movement’s “destruction” as “racial resentment attacks”.

Ms Sohn said her tweets express her views as a private citizen and will not be held accountable for how she will perform her duties at the FCC. But it’s her tweets and policy views that matter. The FCC is an effective bipartisan agency dependent on collectivism, transparency, and impartiality. Miss Sohn lacks all of these.

Our sources say that police opposition to Ms. Sohn caused the Sens. Joe Manchin (W. Va.), Mark Kelly (Ariz.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) reluctantly support her. But progressives are lobbying hard for her. The Media Foundation of America has launched an advertising campaign targeting three Senators.

“Don’t let corporate CEOs and their dark money groups stop the expansion of high-speed broadband access to the nation,” the union’s ad says. However, high-speed broadband is expanding rapidly to rural areas thanks to competition and investment, including Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite service. Sohn’s regulatory threats will slow it down.

Business groups do not oppose Ms Sohn as strongly as they have several other candidates nominated. Perhaps broadcasters and broadband providers will forgo more aggressive regulations when a third Democrat joins the FCC. But Ms. Sohn is unfit to serve on the committee, and the White House is placing three wavering Democratic Senators into a political tie.

The president will support his party by withdrawing Sohn’s nomination. But if he doesn’t, the Senators can help the country by defeating her.

Wonderland: When progressives start using phrases like mismanagement and gender abuse, it’s hoped they aren’t shocked that some people think they’re being hyped up. silent. Image: Getty Images / Bettman Composite: Mark Kelly

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Appears in print May 10, 2022. Gigi Sohn and the Police

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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