Consumer Watchdog Urges Senate Commerce Committee Chairman To Oppose Joshua Wright's Nomination to Federal Trade Commission
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.VA) to oppose Joshua Wright's Nomination to the Federal Trade Commission, saying, "We cannot imagine a nominee who is more ill suited to serve as a Commissioner."
In a letter to Sen. Rockefeller, John M. Simpson, the nonprofit, nonpartisan group's Privacy Project Director wrote:
"Simply put, Wright has repeatedly advocated against laws and regulations that protect consumers and has argued against strong antitrust enforcement. Worse, he has a record of support for, and financial ties to, Google, whose activities are one of the major ongoing issues confronting the Commission."
"The next Commissioner should be a truly disinterested party who would consider only facts gathered by the FTC staff when making a decision," the letter continued. "Wright is not such an individual; he is widely on record as opposing antitrust action against Google and has been funded by organizations that receive money from the company."
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