Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) took part in a Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing this week, and lambasted Federal Communications Chairman (FCC) Tom Wheler for the attempted government takeover of the internet, saying he was “playing God with the internet.”
He added, “That’s not your job!”
Via Radio Ink:
Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee panel saw the FCC’s Tom Wheeler under the microscope again and defending Net Neutrality. Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert chastised the FCC Chairman for “playing God with the Internet.”
Gohmert accused the ruling of cutting off ISPs’ ability to create new ways to make money. Gohmert said, “Before the FCC came in, everybody could explore new business models. You’re playing God with the Internet … That’s not your job.” Referring to the Congressional Charter, Gohmert continued, “Congress wasn’t asking you to take over the Internet.”
The FCC chief made the claim that a law enacted in 1996 gave him the authority to implement net neutrality.
Gohmert argued that that line of thinking was absurd.
“I would submit to you that something in 1996 had nothing to do with wanting you to take charge of the Internet,” Gohmert said.
What do our readers have to say about the FCC’s attempts to regulate the internet? Are they playing God with something they have no business trying to control?