Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.
“It’s been an honor to serve the FEC. I’m committed to transparency – here’s my resignation letter to Donald Trump,” Ravel tweeted on Sunday morning.
Ravel’s resignation will be effective March 1.
The Democratic commissioner has come under fire on numerous occasions in the past due to her desire to regulate online political speech—actions some viewed as targeting conservative websites.
Ravel has also been a no-show from FEC public meetings in recent months, phoning it in from California after being passed up for the attorney general spot in the state. During one meeting, Ravel seemed so distant that the Democratic chair of the commission asked if she was awake.
It's been an honor to serve the @FEC. I'm committed to transparency—here's my resignation letter to @RealDonaldTrump https://t.co/zK1AIBGjtq— Ann Ravel (@AnnMRavel) February 19, 2017
Ravel was first appointed to the FEC by President Barack Obama in 2013 and chaired the commission in 2015.