ALG urges no vote on FTC nominee Alvaro Bedoya

April 26, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging a no vote on Federal Trade Commission nominee Alvaro Bedoya:

“Americans for Limited Government urges a no vote on Federal Trade Commission nominee Alvaro Bedoya. While the FTC is an obscure agency to many, it is actually one of the most powerful in the U.S. government with the capacity to destroy corporations with antitrust actions. With the hard left devastated by Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, now the pressure on the Biden administration to salvage Twitter’s censorship algorithms through any means available. The FTC has the power to investigate and disrupt virtually any transaction like Musk’s under the guise of antitrust. The partisan balance of power at the FTC (and also the SEC) is at stake, and no senator should trust the Biden administration not to use the full weight of the federal government to restore the left’s censorship regime. Bedoya was discharged from committee without any evaluation of how he would deal with this particular issue. If nothing else, his nomination should be sent back to committee for further evaluation. Absent that, there is no excuse for voting to confirm Alvaro Bedoya to the FTC.”

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