Stymied by a Polarized Agency, FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub Finds Her Voice as a Trump Critic
Trevor Potter, a Republican and former FEC chair who was appointed by George H.W. Bush, defended Weintraub and applauded her leadership, saying conservatives have for the past 10 years prevented the commission from enforcing the law. “Today’s commission is riven by a deep, philosophical divide over whether they should do their job or not,” said Potter, now the president of Campaign Legal Center, which advocates for stricter regulation of money in politics. “If they had their way, they wouldn’t have an FEC,” he said of Republicans.
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