REP LIEU OPPOSES FCC FORCING NET NEUTRALITY VOTE TOMORROW
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement ahead of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s scheduled net neutrality vote tomorrow.
“I fully support net neutrality. It is unacceptable the FCC is forging ahead with a vote to repeal net neutrality rules despite a public comment period tainted by millions of fake submissions, some of which were linked to Russian email addresses. These are crimes and a direct attack on the integrity of our democratic process. Chairman Pai’s apparent unwillingness to help the New York Attorney General investigate these crimes is telling and unacceptable. Why is Chairman Pai rushing this vote despite known criminal behavior? The Chairman must delay this vote until the criminal investigation is completed; otherwise he sends the message that he is complicit in the criminality. I oppose the FCC’s vote tomorrow and urge them to delay their decision until we can restore integrity and confidence to the FCC.”