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Response to LowerManhattanite (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 03:18 PM

10. The president can't "fire" Pai -- he can only replace him as Chairman

It is tradition for the Chairman to leave the FCC as of the date on which a president of a different party is inaugurated. For example, Tom Wheeler, who was chairman at the end of the Obama administration, stepped down on January 20, 2017.

Pai's term as an FCC Commissioner doesn't expire until June 30 and in theory he could stay on as a member of the Commission until then. Michael O'Rielly, one of the other Republicans on the Commission can't stay on the Commission past January 3, 2021. A successor to him has been nominated by Trump, but it is unclear whether the Republicans will be able to push through that nomination.

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