FCC chair Ajit Pai said this morning that he would step down from the agency in January, leaving office in the wake of President Donald Trump's reelection defeat
It is traditional for FCC chairs to step down in deference to incoming administrations from the opposing party.
By11/30/2020 10:59 AM ESTLink CopiedFederal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai said on Monday he would step down from the agency in January, leaving office in the wake of President Donald Trump's reelection defeat.His departure will create an opening for the incoming Biden administration to shape its own Democratic majority atop the five-member regulatory body following Inauguration Day. Pai, whom Trump tapped to lead the FCC in January 2017, will resign from his post on Jan. 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime," Pai said in a statement. "Together, we’ve delivered for the American people over the past four years: closing the digital divide; promoting innovation and competition, from 5G on the ground to broadband from space; protecting consumers; and advancing public safety. And this FCC has not shied away from making tough choices.
"As a result, our nation’s communications networks are now faster, stronger, and more widely deployed than ever before," the GOP agency chief added.The GOP agency chief leaves a robust and at times explosively controversial legacy during his four years leading the commission. He led the partisan repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulation in 2017, which prompted bomb threats at the agency and threats to Pai's family. headtopics.com
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Good riddance. GREAT!! Buh-bye That’s great news. I suspect his fellow Americans who are descendants of Indian origin will rejoice at this. So much for service the the nation. True Trump Patriot! Good! He’s just dodging getting fired. Adios, you tool. Did he think Biden was going to have him stay on Take his stupid reese's cup and hopefully never heard from again
Very cleveresque!!! Stepping ahead of the curve before getting steamrolled!!! Good! Yeah, like he’d be asked to stay. Bye Felicia. You will not be missed I don’t care do you. Buh bye ByeBye How did he get this job 2 begin with? Did mZ DeVos hire him or uncle beN casrsoN? Adios mahatma 🚖 Thanks for nothing!
👍 Great! Good riddance Who’s this clown? Good. Don't let the door hit ya....ah, you know. Bye, A-Hole! Good riddance No kidding. F this dude I never heard of. AMF! Like he really has a choice!! AjitPaiFCC Don’t let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out. LOL TrumpLoser Leaving before getting fired... saving face much?
Bye Already surrendering......... Good Residence... Good riddance to this ass. Ajit Pai concedes. Oh Boo Hoo!! 😂 Bye. Step down or get fired by qui pro quo Joe Biden. Joe will appoint one of his cult followers who donated to his campaign. Corrupt Democrats headed back home to the swamp. Like he had a choice 🙄
So glad to see this jokester out of office Awwwww Good, another AH gone. ALJWS The man who killed Net Neutrality is leaving? Say it ain't so. Wonderful Go ... who'll miss you...ah maybe the courts NastyOldWomyn 👏👏👏👏 Good riddance! AjitPaiFCC So GLAD to see you RESIGNING on Jan 20. Now JoeBiden can bring restart Net Neutrality and Reverse your reign of Deregulation.
Hallelujah! Good riddance. Good riddance As if he has a choice. 🙄 Good riddance, Ajit Pai. Alright I guess we can put the trebuchet away since he’s seeing himself out good😑 Great plan 👍🏻👍🏻 Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out... Buh Bye! Good riddance! Adios AjitPaiFCC and take your stupid over-sized coffee mug with you.
Best news I’ve heard yet today. Good riddance. Good riddance. He’ll be done drinking his giant drink by then? Guarantee Verizon has a corner office with his name already on the door. Good! No great loss. Maybe go ahead and do it now to get a head start and not let the door hit him in the ass. Can't wait Bye bye Clownpants!!!
Good I’m ajit pai! I like penis in my mouth ! Next! Well at least 1 person in this administration recognizes reality Good riddance. Good riddance to another Trump stooge. AjitPaiFCC didn't deserve to be there in the first place, like all Trump crime ring appointees. Good. Good riddance. Looking forward to the Biden administration working on net neutrality and not kowtowing to giant tech like Pai has.
Thank the Lord. Good. Now let’s get Net Neutrality back on the floor to be reinstated at the federal level. His pink slip was coming anyway! BidenHarrisVictoryDay Bye Felicia. Awesome! It's usually best to quit, when you KNOW you're getting fired. 🤣 Oh, he’s still here. Not sorry to see him go. I wish his boss would step down too.
Traitor Good Good riddance. good, bye felicia This man, AjitPaiFCC , literally has done nothing but line the pockets of large telecom companies, under the guise of allowing them to innovate because of the 'restrictions' placed by the Obama Administration. Oh, 'defeat'. Biden will install an equally anti-public, anti-progressive figure tied to corporate funding. Biden adheres to the Clinton tradition of supporting monopolies & business de-regulation at the expense of US public's health & safety.
Let the door hit ya! Hard. He's the first cabinet member to admit it's over. On your ay out the door to your new job on the board of ATT, would you mind restoring the Fairness Doctrine? Good riddance whole lotta damage done Good riddance. File under “You can’t fire me, I’m leaving”. Good. He is a partisan hack who is horrible at his job.
We know, Putz! Good riddance. Fleeing to Argentina? BREAKING: On now, Election fraud evidence presented in Public Hearing on Election integrity Arizona on now on OAN, One America News Station. ByeBye whywait Traditional? That's just more 'Fake News' What about .BrendanCarrFCC? Little Trump worm got squished.
Best news so far today Trump won As if Biden would keep him on anyhow. 'Hasta la vista, baby' Good. Good riddance to toxic trash. RestoreNetNeutrality Great bye Would’ve been out of a job at noon January 20th. Good riddance The news gets better and better. Good news! As if he’d have a choice to stay.