Brad Smith Calls on FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub to Step Down after “Jump[ing] the Shark”

The remarks are here, and they are as unconvincing as they are mean-spirited.

The attacks on Democratic Federal Election Commissioner Weintraub and (former) Commissioner Ravel have been relentless. Ravel couldn’t take it anymore, and now the heat gets turned up on Weintraub. It is a way to hobble the FEC even more than it has been today, knowing that President Trump is unlikely to follow the bipartisan presidential custom of letting the other party have de facto naming power for any replacement FEC commissioners from the same party.

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