Biden Set To Renominate Gigi Sohn, Other Radical Retreads

Gigi Sohn, nominee to serve on the Federal Communications Commission, testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on February 9, 2022, during her nomination hearing in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Marovich / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PETE MAROVICH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • President Biden plans to renominate former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) counsel Gigi Sohn to be an FCC member, despite her initial nomination’s failure amid controversy over her previous activism.
  • Biden first nominated Sohn for the role in October 2021, but the Senate never held a confirmation vote for her after two nomination hearings as Senate Commerce Committee members scrutinized her history as a director at the now-defunct online streaming service Locast, which retransmitted local television broadcasts.
  • Biden plans to announce renomination later in January along with a slew of other renominations, according to the WSJ.

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