Right Before Trump Takes Office, Top Democrat RESIGNS… And It Gets Even MORE Strange

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By Alicia Powe AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

In January, when November’s gains are realized, the Grand Old Party will have, or nearly have, veto-proof strength in the Capitol. With Trump leading the party, Democrats have been absolutely shellacked. Republicans will not only have control of the White House, U.S. Senate, the House, but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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After months of refusing to publicly commit to stepping down when Obama leaves office, Democratic FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced Thursday that he will resign from the agency on Jan 20th, 2017, the same day President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in next month.

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“Sitting in this chair has been the greatest privilege of my professional career,” Wheeler said at a FCC meeting today. “When you put five Type A personalities together, lots of interesting things happen, including you will not always see eye to eye. The headlines got built around our differences, but the facts are that together we accomplished a lot.”

It is customary for sitting cabinet members to resign under a new administration. However, Wheeler, the Democratic FCC chairman since 2013, had for months refused to commit to stepping down.

His departure comes on the heels of Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel not receiving confirmation to remain an FCC commissioner. Rosenworcel’s tenure will, therefore, end on Dec. 31.

Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called Thursday for Rosenworcel to be renominated and reconfirmed, but prospects for that remain uncertain.

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In light of the two departures, the FCC will be comprised of a 2-1 Republican majority, giving the GOP the authority to begin dismantling Obama-era regulations.

Last year, Wheeler’s pushed through the Obama administration’s sweeping net-neutrality, which require internet service providers to all web traffic equally. These regulations are expected to be reversed President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. Republicans argue that the rules are regulatory overreach and a burden on companies and the telecom industry.

Trump warned about net neutrality in a 2014 tweet.

Prior to his October 2013 confirmation as FCC chairman, Wheeler was managing director at venture capital firm Core Capital Partners. He also was president of cable trade org NCTA from 1979 to 1984, and led the CTIA from 1992 to 2004.

Trump hasn’t indicated who will replace Wheeler, although some telecommunications observers believe current GOP Commissioner Ajit Pai, a former Senate staffer, is a top choice.

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I VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP AND TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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