In a rare moment of unity, the Senate voted to ban TikTok on governmental phones and other electronic devices.
The “No TikTok on Government Devices Act” presented by Republican Senator Josh Hawley passed with ease with no member of the Senate objecting the bill.
Senator Hawley said in a statement that the reason for the ban is because, “TikTok is a Trojan Horse for the Chinese Communist Party. It’s a major security risk to the United States, and until it is forced to sever ties with China completely, it has no place on government devices.”
President Trump previously warned that the CCP is collecting data from American TikTok users, even issuing an Executive Order aimed at banning the communist controlled app.
Remember when Trump tried to ban TikTok….& all the left was pitching a fit
Well now a unanimous vote by the senate bans TikTok on Gov devices. https://t.co/T6E9F28HJf pic.twitter.com/84XSOqoRE0
— Kim (@Bluestar981) December 15, 2022
Leftist publication Vox recently punished a piece titled “Maybe Trump was right about TikTok.”
I deleted TikTok after reading this report in Recode. Great report by @SaraMorrison https://t.co/URUQ1p0laO
— Matthew Kang (@mattatouille) December 13, 2022
Previously The Gateway Pundit reported Democrat Sen. Mark Warner admitted President Donald Trump was correct about TikTok being an “enormous threat.”
Virginia Democrat Sen. Mark Warner on TikTok: "I think Donald Trump was right. TikTok is an enormous threat." pic.twitter.com/8g2fRwxrF7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 20, 2022
The Department of Homeland Security, along with other intelligence agencies, has already banned the use of TikTok from official devices.
In the last few weeks, several states have also banned the use of TikTok on governmental issued devices.
Those states are Maryland, Alabama, South Dakota, South Carolina, Texas and Nebraska.