Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Tuesday he opposes a Republican bill that would grant the president power to ban the Chinese social media app TikTok.
“Many Americans do not realize one of the greatest surveillance efforts from (China) has been silently gathering personal data in their pockets,” stated Republican committee chair Michael McCaul. “TikTok is a national security threat … It is time to act.”
Meeks argued that the legislation would “damage our allegiances across the globe, bring more companies into China’s sphere, destroy jobs here in the United States and undercut core American values of free speech and free enterprise.”
What nonsense. Meeks opposes the bill because he doesn’t want to rock the boat with China.
“As it is right now, it’s a [Republican] party-line bill. It is overly broad. We didn’t have a chance to discuss it at all,” Meeks told Axios. “There were some suggestions that were made [by my staff] that were … summarily dismissed.”
Maybe they were summarily dismissed because your suggestions favored China and TikTok, the app which is rotting the brains of our youth in addition to serving as a Chinese spy tool.