McConnell Demands U.S. Move to Ban Tik Tok

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In a recent statement, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) emphasized the need for action regarding TikTok, highlighting concerns about its ties to a major strategic competitor.

Progress in the Senate has come to a halt for a proposed bill that aims to prohibit TikTok from operating in the United States unless its Chinese parent company, Bytedance, divests its ownership.

McConnell’s recent involvement in the contentious matter has the potential to reignite the push for legislation that would prohibit TikTok from operating in the United States.

“America’s greatest strategic rival is threatening our security right here on U.S. soil in tens of millions of Americans homes. I’m speaking of course of TikTok,” McConnell said.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has made TikTok legislation a top priority to be completed before the November election.

There is still uncertainty surrounding Schumer’s decision to bring the bill, which was passed by the House, to the floor.

According to his statement, the act of compelling Chinese-owned companies to divest from the social media company would align with well-established constitutional precedent.

Constitutional concerns have been raised by skeptics of the House-passed bill regarding the specific inclusion of TikTok in the legislation.

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