Two-time failed Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is now lobbying Joe Biden’s White House to be the next Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nominee, according to a report.
The confirmation vote for FCC nominee Gigi Sohn was put on the back burner as a majority of Senate Democrats struggled to find a way to confirm her.
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, said she would push to reappoint Sohn, a radical progressive on tech issues, if the upper house of Congress cannot confirm her this session. of Congress.
Conservatives have criticized Sohn for threatening to use the federal government to silence conservatives, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said she hasn’t been honest about her potential trade disputes.
If the Biden White House moves in another direction to supplant Sohn, Biden could appoint Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) aide Didier Barjon.
However, a Communications Daily report revealed that Stacey Abrams had lobbied the White House to be the FCC’s next nominee for the telecoms agency. Schumer’s office and Abrams did not comment to Communications Daily regarding the report.
Even if Abrams were to be nominated by the Biden administration, she could face an uphill battle, as most FCC-appointed commissioners have strong telecommunications backgrounds.
For example, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr was the agency’s general counsel before becoming commissioner. Prior to becoming commissioner, FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel served as senior communications adviser for the Senate Commerce Committee.
As for Abrams, she has spent most of her time losing to Gov. Brian Kemp (R) in Georgia’s last two elections, and she has denied the results of those 2018 and 2022 gubernatorial elections.