Joe Biden’s presidency is a raging dumpster fire of failure and unfortunately for us, we still have to deal with him for another three years.
From his historically failed withdrawal from Afghanistan, to failing to get key administration nominees approved by the Senate, the losses are really starting to pile up for Biden.
So, it’s hard to understand why Biden would want a do-over on the nomination of his censor-happy FCC chairman.
The Biden Administration first announced Gigi Sohn’s nomination by saying, “Gigi is one of the nation’s leading public advocates for open, affordable, and democratic communications networks.”
But the Biden Administration wasn’t done trying to spit-shine this proverbial turd of a nominee.
They continued, “For over thirty years, Gigi has worked to defend and preserve the fundamental competition and innovation policies that have made broadband Internet access more ubiquitous, competitive, affordable, open, and protective of user privacy.”
However, Republicans argue that Sohn is too partisan and too eager to use heavy-handed government regulations to hurt her political adversaries.
And Gigi Sohn’s personal Twitter account has provided Republicans all the evidence they need to sink her nomination.
In September of 2019, Sohn tweeted, “I agree that scrutiny of big tech is essential, as is scrutiny of big telecom, cable & media. And trust me, the latter have played their own role in destroying democracy & electing autocrats. Like, say, Fox News?”
More than a year later, Sohn tweeted, “For all my concerns about #Facebook, I believe that Fox News has had the most negative impact on our democracy. It’s state-sponsored propaganda, with few if any opposing viewpoints. Where’s the hearing about that?”
And one month later, Sohn reacted to an Oliver Darcy tweet by writing, “So do you still want me to believe that social media is more dangerous to our democracy than Fox News?”
While Republican opposition appears to be steadfast, interestingly enough Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema has also yet to comment on Sohn’s nomination.
What we do know is that Senator Sinema has criticized Obama’s net neutrality regulations in the past, whereas Gigi Sohn is a strong advocate for these Internet regulations.
If Republicans remain united and Sohn does nothing to assuage Sen. Sinema’s net neutrality concerns, Gigi’s hopes of being confirmed by the Senate goes from unlikely to nonexistent.
Only time will tell, but those who are concerned about Internet freedom and censorship should breathe a sigh of relief for the moment.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for more updates to this ongoing story.