IAP Urges Senate to Swiftly Confirm Kanter for Top DOJ Antitrust Job

August 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project (IAP), wrote to Senate Leaders urging the swift confirmation of Jonathan Kanter as Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice. In his letter to the leaders of the Senate and the Senate Judiciary Committee, Davis highlighted Kanter’s qualifications and the alarming rise in consolidation across digital marketplaces and unlimited power of Big Tech platforms requiring immediate attention. 

“Throughout his over 20-year career, Kanter has distinguished himself as a strong advocate for meaningful antitrust enforcement and robust competition, both in private practice and as a government attorney,” Davis wrote. “Importantly, there is strong Republican support for addressing the anticompetitive conduct of the dominant digital platforms. Kanter’s nomination has already received the praise from the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, Senator Mike Lee, who said that he was ‘encouraged’ by Kanter’s track record.” 

“Kanter is deeply knowledgeable of the law and economics of antitrust as well as the costs associated with underenforcement. Not adequately enforcing our antitrust laws makes it harder for businesses that play by the rules to thrive and create jobs, while limited competition leads to higher prices and suppressed innovation that hurts consumers. The lack of competition between digital platforms in particular has resulted in the dangerous suppression of conservative voices and viewpoints. Considering these costs, it is imperative that the Senate confirm Jonathan Kanter in a timely fashion.” 

Read the full letter here

IAP is a nonprofit conservative advocacy group that holds Big Tech accountable for engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses and anticompetitive conduct. Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges. More information on Davis and IAP can be found here.


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