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But Markey was quick to remind him that 52 votes is something that Pai should be familiar with.
“Narrow margin? Unfortunately, 52 votes confirmed you as Chairman, @AjitPaiFCC. Today, 52 votes started to take power back for the American people,” Markey wrote.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 16, 2018
The Massachusetts senator was referring to an October 2017 vote the Senate took to confirm Pai to a five-year term as FCC commissioner. The Senate voted 52 to 41 to confirm Pai.
Markey’s snark was appreciated by several people online, many of whom were bashing Pai in the wake of the Senate’s CRA vote on Wednesday.
— Life Liberty 🍑 (@pursuitofaloha) May 17, 2018
— jpsexton (@j_p_sexton) May 16, 2018
— (((haroldfeld))) (@haroldfeld) May 17, 2018
Senator Markey with the zinger. https://t.co/EQOry1rbB6
— Ernesto Falcon (@EFFFalcon) May 17, 2018
Net neutrality proponents got two wins on Thursday: the Senate vote and a Twitter beat down of Ajit Pai.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).