House Oversight Committee Chairman Comer Probes Federal Trade Commission Chair Khan’s Abuses of Power

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) is opening an investigation into Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan. FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson recently resigned from her role after concerns about the integrity of the FTC under Chair Khan’s leadership, citing abuses of power and disregard for the rule of law and federal ethics standards. In a letter to top officials at the FTC, Chairman Comer is requesting documents and communications to understand these allegations and Chair Khan’s actions in this role. In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal in February 2023, Christine Wilson outlined reasons for her resignation from the FTC, citing Chair Lina Khan’s, “willful disregard of congressionally imposed limits on agency jurisdiction, her defiance of legal precedent, and her abuse of power to achieve desired outcomes.” Both Republican FTC Commissioners have now resigned under Chair Khan’s tenure. Former Commissioner Noah Phillips was the first to resign in October 2022. The Oversight Committee is investigating how numerous allegations of Chair Khan’s conduct could undermine consumers’ confidence in the role the FTC plays to protect the American marketplace.

Comer Probes Federal Trade Commission Chair Khan’s Abuses of Power