Her nomination was withdrawn because even some Democratic senators, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia, couldn’t stomach her.
According to the Washington Times:
President Biden’s nominee to lead the Federal Communications Commission withdrew her name from consideration Tuesday, the White House confirmed, forcing Democrats to start over in their bid to revive “net neutrality” rules.
Gigi Sohn, first nominated in October 2021, pulled out of consideration after vocal opposition to her nomination from Senate Republicans who said she was a far-left partisan whose social media posts revealed her radical views . . .
Republican senators said Ms. Sohn would have run the FCC with a heavy hand to censor conservative viewpoints.
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, has called her nomination “a threat to free speech everywhere” and said she is a “radical, left-wing partisan.”
“Having someone like her in charge of overseeing our airwaves is incredibly dangerous,” he said.
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Nominated October, 2021.
That is 15 months ago. If you cannot be nominated and confirmed within 60 days, step aside. Which brings up another point. Perhaps I am not fully up to speed on the process, but BIDEN was sworn in 01/20/2021. His term ends Dec 2024. He did not nominate this person for 9 months, then her bid failed 15 months after that. Even if she was confirmed, she would serve for what, less than 2 yrs? I thought incoming Presidents had their team and nominees assembled prior to being sworn in? This is ridiculous.
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