Pai On Trump Tweet: ‘I Stand By Our Decision’ On Sinclair

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A few days ago, two of the four voting members of the FCC were far from Washington, D.C. Chairman Ajit Pai was speaking at a conference in Panama; Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel was at a placid New England lake.


On Wednesday afternoon, they joined Commissioners Brendan Carr and Mike O’Reilly inside the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill for a long-awaited FCC Oversight Hearing at which leading House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats assailed President Trump for a late-night Tweet on Tuesday that slammed the FCC for having an Administrative Law Judge consider Sinclair Broadcast Group‘s proposed merger with Tribune Media instead of moving forward with the deal’s approval.

All four voting members of the Commission were asked if they agreed with Trump’s Tweet.

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