FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced he will resign in January.
As the top official in the Federal Communications Commission, Pai has been forced to play a pivotal role in allegations of censorship by the tech giants of Silicon Valley.
“Pai was appointed chairman of the FCC by President Trump in 2017. His most high-profile decision, ending Obama’s Title II restrictions on internet service providers,” reports Breitbart News. “Pai frequently criticized leftist Big Tech platforms for eroding free speech on the internet, and was preparing to move forward on President Trump’s executive order on social media censorship.”
Pai released a statement that indicates he was honored to serve with Donald Trump and other political leaders:
It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC over the past four years. I am grateful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity to lead the agency in 2017, to President Obama for appointing me as a Commissioner in 2012, and to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and the Senate for twice confirming me. To be the first Asian-American to chair the FCC has been a particular privilege. As I often say: only in America.
To read Pai’s complete resignation statement, click here.