Don’t Expect A 4-1 GOP FCC


As part of our extensive coverage of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s Thursday morning announcement that he will depart the Commission on Jan. 20, 2017, two weeks after fellow Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel officially departs as a Commissioner, RBR + TVBR suggested that a 4-1 GOP majority could arise.

By statute, this can’t happen. But, that doesn’t prohibit an independent with GOP-fueled views from joining the FCC, one D.C. attorney reminds us.

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