China has repeatedly thumbed its nose at the United States since Joe Biden took office.
He has simply sat back and allowed the Communist nation to walk all over him.
And now the Biden regime is in chaos after Speaker Kevin McCarthy just announced one move against Communist China.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has confirmed that the House will be moving forward with legislation to ban the controversial, Communist China-controlled video app TikTok.
The announcement comes after TikTok CEO Chew Shou Zi appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday.
The CEO failed to convince lawmakers that TikTok had separated itself from its Communist China-controlled parent company ByteDance, and wouldn’t pose a national security risk.
Perhaps the defining moment was when Chew was asked if ByteDance’s engineers in China have access to American users’ data.
“It’s a complex subject,” Chew replied.
He later clarified that TikTok has launched data security efforts under the name “Project Texas” as it works to migrate U.S. user data to data storage centers owned by Oracle in Texas.
“It’s very concerning that the CEO of TikTok can’t be honest and admit what we already know to be true — China has access to TikTok user data,” McCarthy said. “The House will be moving forward with legislation to protect Americans from the technological tentacles of the Chinese Communist Party.”
It's very concerning that the CEO of TikTok can't be honest and admit what we already know to be true—China has access to TikTok user data.
The House will be moving forward with legislation to protect Americans from the technological tentacles of the Chinese Communist Party.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 26, 2023
Warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies led to demands earlier this month that ByteDance sell its stakes in the company, or face a likely nationwide ban in the United States.
TikTok has already been banned by the federal government, as well as multiple state governments, from government-issued devices.
This came after ByteDance admitted that some of its China-based employees had accessed TikTok data to monitor and track the physical location of journalists.
Over 150 million Americans – most of them under the age of 21 – actively use the app, and TikTok has over a billion users worldwide.
The White House is in negotiations with ByteDance in light of Senator Mark Warner’s (D-VA) The RESTRICT Act, which calls for a potential ban of TikTok by the Department of Commerce.
But that bill also includes other more controversial communications measures related to government oversight.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Chair of the House Select Committee on U.S. competition with China, says that Chew’s testimony actually pushed lawmakers closer to enforcing a forced sale or ban.
“They’ve actually united Republicans and Democrats out of the concern of allowing the [Chinese Communist Party] to control the most dominant media platform in America,” Gallagher said.
Chew himself noted in his own testimony that TikTok is not available to users in mainland China.
People in China can only use a CCP-approved version of TikTok called Douyin, which is heavily censored.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.