U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is leading the fight to protect U.S. government secrets by pushing for a bill that would ban the download of the TikTok app on government devices.
TikTok has ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and according to the New York Times, “The United States government has opened a national security review of a Chinese company’s acquisition of the American company that became TikTok, the hugely popular short-form video app, according to people briefed on the inquiry.”
In announcing his support for the legislation, Tipton said, “It is critically important that this app not be allowed on government devices where it can provide an easy avenue for the CCP to spy. This bill is an important effort to keep Chinese intelligence out of American government and protect the national security interests of the American people.”
But holding China accountable is nothing new for Tipton. Throughout this pandemic, Tipton has been laser-focused on holding the Communist regime accountable and making sure nothing like this can ever happen again.
Legislative actions Tipton has taken, include:
- H.R. 6863, the COVID-19 Accountability Act
- H.Res. 907, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the People’s Republic of China made multiple, serious mistakes in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak
- H.Res. 909, Supporting an international investigation into the handling by the Government of the People’s Republic of China of COVID-19
- H.R. 6431, the Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act
- H.R. 4710, the Pharmaceutical Independence Long-Term Readiness Reform Act
- H.R. 6393, the Strengthening America’s Supply Chain and National Security Act
Also, be sure to read Tipton’s column in the Denver Post outlining the reasons why the U.S. can no longer rely on China for our medical supply chain.