Wilson’s departure will leave Republicans without a voice on the Commission until the seat is filled
By: David Bland
On Feb. 14, the Federal Trade Commission’s lone Republican Commissioner, Christine Wilson, announced in a blistering Wall Street Journal op-ed that her resignation was imminent due to her belief that Commission Chair Lina Khan has been abusing her power.
Nominated to the FTC in 2018 by President Trump, Commissioner Wilson is an antitrust lawyer who has penned several dissenting statements to push back on Khan’s ambitious agenda, including the Commission’s November 2022 Policy Statement that more broadly construes “Unfair Methods of Competition.” The FTC had also presented a rulemaking proposal in January 2023 to ban virtually all noncompete contracts.
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