Demand for explanation from FCC over its ‘manhandling’ of a reporter


As a result, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Tom Udall (D-NM) wrote a letter to Ajit Pai(FCC Chairman), asking for a formal explanation of what happened. In the fear that one or more of the five freedoms guaranteed in the first Amendment to the United States Constitution were denied, many analysts were disturbed by reports of the incident.

“Yesterday’s incident at the FCC is not an isolated one and seems to be a part of a larger pattern of hostility toward the press characteristic of this Administration”, wrote the two senators. Furthermore, they requested a response by end of next week, asking for an official description of the event, an explanation for the guard’s actions and of the FCC’s security policies.


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