Earlier this year, President Biden renominated controversial lawyer Gigi Sohn to fill a vacant commissioner seat previously held by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.
The FCC, which is governed by five commissioners, is a powerful independent agency with far-reaching regulatory powers over radio and television. If the Senate confirms Sohn for the position, she will bring her radical beliefs to the FCC as the deciding vote.
This is the second time Biden has nominated Sohn for the position. The president first picked her to replace Pai in October 2021, but various concerns surrounding her past social media posts and views on certain key issues prevented the Senate from ever holding a floor vote on her confirmation.
For example, Sohn had previously shared a tweet calling former President Donald Trump a "raggedy white supremacist president." She also labeled Fox News network a "threat to democracy" simply because it doesn't align with her ideology. She has urged the FCC to revoke licenses issued to the conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group media conglomerate.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has called her a "liberal activist who said the FCC should consider revoking the broadcast licenses of news stations she disagreed with."
Sohn is known as a radical lesbian who I fear will use the position to try to silence American Family Radio and American Family News for expressing its biblical views on marriage and human sexuality.
In short, religious and other forms of free speech on radio, television, cable, and satellite are facing a significant threat with the confirmation of Gigi Sohn.
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