(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A left-wing think tank funded by George Soros attempted to get the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice to block Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.
Journalist Mona Salma found a statement written by the think tank, known as the Open Markets Institute, which claimed that the three agencies had “ample authority to block it,” according to the Western Journal.
Open Markets Institute,a small liberal think tank funded by George Soros wanted the FCC, FTC & DOJ to block the Musk-Twitter deal,saying the 3 federal agency has “ample authority to block it”
FCC clapback to OMI to say they “Will not entertain these types of frivolous arguments” pic.twitter.com/XMljfd0tjB
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) April 27, 2022
FCC Comissioner Brendan Carr rejected the request.
“I would welcome the full FCC making it clear that we will not entertain these types of frivolous arguments.”
The FCC has zero authority to block Musk’s purchase of Twitter.
And it is particularly frivolous to ask the agency to do so in the name of protecting free speech and open debate. pic.twitter.com/bOB4LpEvlB
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) April 27, 2022
Carr made it clear that he was not speaking for the entirety of the FCC, which is supposed to have five members. Carr is one of two Republicans on the commission; there are also two Democrats, with the final seat remaining empty.
“The FCC has zero authority to block Musk’s purchase of Twitter,” Carr wrote. “And it is particularly frivolous to ask the agency to do so in the name of protecting free speech and open debate.”