FCC Chair Finally Weighs in on Trump’s Tweet Threatening NBC: ‘I Believe in the 1st Amendment’

FCC chairman Ajit Pai came under criticism for not weighing in on President Trump’s tweets threatening NBC and possibly other networks:

Pai today finally weighed in to echo everyone else who has said, well, that’s not how it works:

“I believe in the First Amendment. The FCC, under my leadership, will stand for the First Amendment, and under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke the license of a broadcast station based on a particular newscast.”

You can watch Pai’s remarks above (the relevant part starts at the 96-minute mark), via the Mercatus Center.

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