By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-7-23

Democratic FCC nominee Gigi Sohn has asked President Joe Biden to withdraw her nomination after battling for most of two years against a concerted effort to block her from joining the agency, saying that battle and what she saw as ad hominem attacks, had taken too heavy a toll.

“Last night after discussions with my family and careful consideration, I made the decision to ask President Biden to withdraw my nomination to the Federal Communications Commission,” Sohn said in a statement.

While West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin this week said he would vote against  Sohn, she was already planning to withdraw her nomination, according to a source familiar with her thinking.  » Read More