FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Sen. Warren’s Attacks on Chairman Pai

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) recent attacks on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for repealing burdensome federal regulations in order to expand rural broadband access, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

"The attacks leveled by Elizabeth Warren against Ajit Pai are both shameful and without merit. Chairman Pai’s tenure at the FCC has been characterized by scaling back government involvement to allow free and open competition in the market. On the other hand, Senator Warren’s proposal for national public broadband would decrease Internet quality for millions of Americans and require taxpayers to foot the massive bill. The municipal broadband model has failed almost everywhere it’s been attempted.

"Our leaders should learn from the past and adopt a light-touch regulatory framework that allowed the Internet to thrive and grow, and abandon the failed proposals that set it back. Chairman Pai has tried to do this faithfully and honorably at the FCC and has sadly become the victim of a disgusting smear campaign from the left because of it. It is even more disheartening to see a U.S. Senator and candidate for President of the United States join in. We should all expect more from our public officials."