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Jose Garcia

(2,698 posts)
Tue Mar 7, 2023, 03:13 PM Mar 2023

Manchin to vote against Biden's nominee for FCC

Source: The Hill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Tuesday he will not support Gigi Sohn’s nomination to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), complicating the chances of President Biden’s nominee getting confirmed.

Sohn’s confirmation has been held up for more than two years amid partisan gridlock on the Senate Commerce Committee, leaving the FCC with a four-member board split down party lines.

“Especially now, the FCC must remain above the toxic partisanship that Americans are sick and tired of, and Ms. Sohn has clearly shown she is not the person to do that. For those reasons, I cannot support her nomination to the FCC, and I urge the Biden Administration to put forth a nominee who can bring us together, not drive us apart,” Manchin said in a statement.

Republicans have pushed back on Sohn’s nomination, and with the slim Democratic majority in the Senate Manchin’s opposition complicates Sohn’s potential to be confirmed but doesn’t outright squander her chances. If all other Democrats vote in favor of Sohn she can still be confirmed if the vice president breaks a potential tied Senate vote.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/policy/technology/3888048-manchin-to-vote-against-bidens-nominee-for-fcc/amp/

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(300 posts)
16. So am I.
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 05:52 AM
Mar 2023

I don't understand how he can hold power over the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Mother fucker.


(269 posts)
4. well, at least we know whos in the pockets of the cable and media industry plus big oil, big coal,
Tue Mar 7, 2023, 03:45 PM
Mar 2023

banksters, and the list keeps growing

Fiendish Thingy

(16,403 posts)
7. That Fine American Statesman should make sure his houseboat is in tip top shape
Tue Mar 7, 2023, 05:11 PM
Mar 2023

In preparation for his upcoming retirement in 2025.


(6,017 posts)
13. Well, #$%@&. She would have done so much good in the job.
Tue Mar 7, 2023, 10:14 PM
Mar 2023

Now I fear we may end up with someone nearly as bad as Ajit Pai if Joe Manchin (R-VA) is the one who gets to decide all on his own.

I'm guessing the GOP figures they need to delay just another year & a half?


(71,236 posts)
14. I can't blame her at this point. She basically has her life on hold for over 2 years already. But I
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 05:38 AM
Mar 2023

agree. We probably will get someone like Pai.--Biden is up against the wall if he does not nominate someone to appease Manchin. Sorry to say this but seems to be the truth.

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