Posted on February 28, 2023

Biden FCC Nominee Gigi Sohn Called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission During the 2020 BLM Riots

Henry Rodgers, Daily Caller, February 27, 2023

President Joe Biden’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nominee Gigi Sohn called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to “elevate our country” in a 2020 video reviewed by the Daily Caller.

In June 2020, during the George Floyd riots, Sohn appeared on the podcast “Elevate Maryland,” during which host Tom Coale asked her to name one thing America needs. In response, Sohn called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission modeled on the commission that South Africa’s post-apartheid government set up in 1996 to hear testimony from victims and perpetrators of civil rights abuses.


“{snip} You know what we need? … We need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Sohn responded, drawing a deep grunt of approval from Coale.

“We need to do what they did in South Africa,” Sohn continued. “So I was privileged enough to get — my mom took me to South Africa in 2000, right after apartheid broke. And, you know, it was right when [South African President Nelson] Mandela was in charge. And, you know, it was so fascinating to see a city that had been torn asunder trying to come back together again. I think that’s what we need. {snip}”


“{snip} Mitch McConnell said that the way that we atone for the original sin was by electing Barack Obama. That guy! We got to get rid of that guy. I mean, we need to have a real conversation about, you know, about race relations in this country, about differences and how we, you know, how we bridge the gap,” she said.