STATEMENT: McDowell Condemns Vitriol Surrounding FCC Actions

November 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the recent harassment of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family from Title II activists, the following statement should be attributed to Robert M. McDowell, Chief Public Policy Advisor for Mobile Future: 

“I am deeply concerned by, and condemn in the strongest possible terms, the recent vitriol aimed at my friend and former colleague, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, by advocates of Title II regulation of the Internet. Beyond spewing hateful attacks at the Chairman and his FCC colleagues, some are now targeting the Chairman’s young children. Scare tactics against any policy maker have no place in a civil democratic society. But thinly veiled threats against anyone, let alone children, should be denounced and condemned by all of us and, if warranted, investigated by law enforcement authorities. In the midst of this important debate about which laws will best promote America’s digital future, let’s remember that we should all be working toward the same goal of expanding Internet freedom and democratic values online and throughout American society.”