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BOOM! Sen. J.D. Vance Puts Biden’s Nominee For FCC Commissioner On FULL BLAST For ‘Racialized Rhetoric’ (VIDEO)

Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) stood firm on what disqualifies a candidate. We need more of this.

In our current “cancel culture” environment, what you say on social media can seriously affect your life — you can be harassed, de-platformed, and ostracized. You can lose your friends, your reputation, and even your job for saying the “wrong” thing… but only if you’re to the right of Karl Marx. If you’re on the left, it seems that anything goes.

Senator Vance lays this out quite elegantly in his brief questioning of Biden’s nominee for FCC Commissioner, Gigi Sohn.


We all know that none of that racist B.S. would fly if it went the other way as Sen. Vance so beautifully pointed out. Somehow these race-obsessed leftists don’t even see their own bigotry as bigotry. It’s nice to have it tossed in their smug faces while they have to sit there indignantly. It’s especially nice when it’s done with decorum and finesse as Senator Vance did.

To sum up Senator Vance’s line of questioning… “Hello, Actions, I’d like you to meet Consequences.”

Here is the transcript:

SEN. VANCE: Alright. Senator Lujan. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And Ms. Sohn, thank you for coming before us today. So, I’m going to take my line of questioning in a slightly different direction from some of the other folks. And I think just to be direct with you, Ms. Sohn, there are actually areas of substantive agreement between the two of us on some of these issues. But I also notice that you are a participant in what I would call this weird racialization of America’s political rhetoric in the last few years. In particular, I think, coming out of a desire to give equal opportunity and fairness to every American regardless of skin color — that’s, of course, a very good thing — there has been this weird trend in corners of American politics to be very, very racialized and to even criticize explicit racial groups almost as a pejorative. And you, unfortunately, have participated in that. And I want to ask just a couple of questions on that.

Before I do, I want to illustrate this by pointing out something that’s going on in my state. We have a very, very bad train crash in East Palestine, Ohio, it’s caused a terrible chemical spill — likely environmental consequences as far as the eye can see. And of course, we are doing as much as we can to help constituents on the ground. But I note that Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, yesterday, when he made some public remarks, instead of commenting on this or talking about the issue or giving any reason to think that he’s focused on one of the major transportation mishaps in this country over the last couple of years, he decided to instead focus on the terrible scourge of too many white men in the construction industry. I find that preposterous both on its own face, but also as a focus from the Secretary of Transporation.

So, I want to read you a tweet with that backdrop in mind. And I quote, “President Obama is a raggedy, black supremacist President and his cowardly enablers would rather kill everybody than stop killing white people.” Do you think the person who said that should be appointed or confirmed to the FCC?

SOHN: Could you re… I didn’t quite get that. Could you just reread that, would you mind?

SEN. VANCE: “President Obama is a raggedy, black supremacist President and his cowardly enablers would rather kill everybody than stop killing white people.” Do you think a person, yes or no, who said that should be appointed to the FCC?

SOHN: I would need to know more of the context, honestly.

SEN. VANCE: Well, I think, clearly, a person who said that should not be appointed to the FCC. In fact, you retweeted the exact same thing, only with President Trump instead of President Obama and the races reversed. Let me read another tweet and let me ask you if this is an acceptable thing for an FCC Commissioner. “Angry black woman, not a good look, Judge Brown Jackson.” Would a person who tweeted that pejoratively be deserving of the position that you are seeking?

SOHN: I think it has nothing to do with the position they are seeking. Not necessarily. I know I tweeted something about Judge Kavanaugh, right?

SEN. VANCE: I think that’s preposterous, come on. You tweeted at Judge Kavanaugh, “Angry white man, not a good look, Judge Kavanaugh.”

Now here’s why I think that it’s relevant — we live in a country that is very diverse, people come from different backgrounds, and one of the things that preserves what little racial comity and harmony we have in this country is that our leaders don’t use that racial comity and harmony like a toddler who discovered their daddy’s gun. You talk about racial issues in a way that will inflame the very worst things in our country. And I fear that if you are given this position of authority, you will use that authority to continue to inflame and to continue — potentially, even, to censor based on some of these ideas.

Now, I just illustrated a couple of ways that we talk about these issues or some of our leaders talk about these issues — I hope that I never do. And I hope that if I ever do, my constituents will hold me to account for it. One of the things that I fear, here, is that you are being appointed to a position with an incredible amount of control over the way that we communicate with each other, the way that we debate with each other, the way that our politics actually manifests itself in the public debate. And I guess I’d ask you, do you think those comments are a good thing for the American people to hear, given how much power you will have if you get confirmed?

SOHN: Senator, I made those comments in my role as either a private citizen or a public advocate, and it will have absolutely no bearing on how I would act as an FCC Commissioner.

SEN. VANCE: Ms. Sohn, I appreciate that, but they reveal something about how you see the world, how you think about the world, and how you feel about the world. So, I understand and respect that you make them in your capacity as a private citizen, but they are reflective as a person who will have a lot of power if the Senate confirms your nomination. This is why I’m going to oppose your nomination despite some areas of substantive agreement. Thank you, Ms. Sohn.

SOHN: Senator, if I could just say… I can’t just walk into the FCC and say, “Okay, Gigi Sohn wants all these things to happen” and they will happen. First of all, I am not going to be the Chair. Let’s put that on the table and put that to bed, because that’s the latest K Street rumor, right, that the White House wants to make me the Chair, that’s false. As FCC Commissioner you have to follow the law. You have to follow the Administrative Procedure Act. There is a procedure before you, you have to follow the record, you have to meet with stakeholders — you can’t just willy-nilly make a decision based on what your predelictions are. And if I were to do that — first of all, I would have to get two other votes, unlikely, but if that were to happen, a court could reverse it because you have to follow process. And I think it is really important for people who think I am some sort of Svengali, that can just walk into the FCC and make it bend to my will, that I can’t do that under the law.

SEN. VANCE: Ms. Sohn, look, I appreciate that and I appreciate we have a Constitution and we have certain procedures we have to follow, of course. I am one of a hundred Senators and I can’t walk into this body and make things exactly as I want them. The point is not that you will have complete power over the FCC. The point is that we live in a country that is undergoing a series of a very toxic movements in the way that we talk about one another. And I think, in particular, the racial dialogue, the racial rhetoric that you’ve used is disqualifying. Whether you have a lot of power or a little power, I don’t think it’s what we need in our public administrators. I yield the rest of my time. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

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