On Thursday, Senate Commerce Democrats voted to advance yet another radical Biden nominee. This time, it's Gigi Sohn, nominated to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Republicans have been sounding the alarm on her concerning views about censorship since she was nominated last year. Townhall reported:
During debate on her nomination, Senator Ted Cruz again warned about the consequences should she be confirmed.
"My principal concern with Ms. Sohn is that she has expressed a significant willingness to use government power against political enemies, and to use government power as a tool of censorship and I think the FCC is a particularly dangerous place for a partisan who is willing to try to muzzle those with who she disagrees," Cruz said. "There was a time when there were Democrats willing to speak out in defense of free speech. That time seems to have passed. I think that is unfortunate. I hope that at least some in the Democrat caucus continue to value free speech and don't want to see government power abused."
Senator Cruz continued that there are also ethical concerns surrounding the nomination.
There are deeply troubling substantive and ethical concerns about Gigi Sohn’s nomination for FCC Commissioner. pic.twitter.com/9uthvmV7EV— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 3, 2022
As the Daily Caller noted, even Democrat support for Sohn's nomination has wavered at times:
Sohn initially struggled to win over Senate Commerce Democrats, requiring several meetings to earn the backing of several members, including Montana Sen. Jon Tester. Former Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp came out in opposition to Sohn’s nomination, arguing she would disfavor rural broadband deployment.
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board argued in November:
Ms. Sohn’s strident partisanship should disqualify her from serving as an officer of an independent agency with so much power to control the public airwaves. There’s also a risk that the President could designate her as Chair after she’s confirmed, as he did with the radical Lina Khan on the Federal Trade Commission.
The Senate should vote "no" on the nomination of Gigi Sohn to the FCC. Anyone who threatens the First Amendment should be rejected by both parties.