Bozell on TikTok: China Is ‘Bigger Threat’ to U.S. Than Soviets Were in Cold War

March 3rd, 2023 12:02 PM

Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co Thursday and discussed President Joe Biden’s weak China policy and whether he should ban TikTok.

Fox News host Stuart Varney emphasized that “[i]f the president were to ban TikTok outright, that would be a major move.” He added, “I mean that would be a really big deal.” But Bozell pointed out that the Chinese threat is just as major and just as big of a deal. “China is a greater threat to the United States than the Soviet Union was during the cold war,” he said. “So I think it’s appropriate to look at this. Now what are the legalities? I don’t know. Nobody knows where this one’s going,” he later added.

Bozell then pointed to a recent House vote on the “Deterring America's Technological Adversaries Act,” as an example of “the power of the China lobby on Capitol Hill.” The bill would grant the president of the United States the power to penalize or ban an app like TikTok if it deliberately provided user data to "any foreign person" associated with the Chinese Communist Party. The bill passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee strictly along party lines in a 24-16 vote. 

“[I]sn’t it fascinating, Stu, that it’s 24 Republicans who voted to give the authority to Joe Biden to do this, whereas, 16 Democrats voted against the authority to give their Democratic president the authority to do something about China,” Bozell highlighted. 

Varney noted the vote shows that Biden is “soft on China and kind of frightened of them.” Bozell agreed. “I think that all along we have seen Chinese adventurism because they believe they can do it,” he said. 

“We know that they’re doing every manner of espionage. They have their agents sleeping with Democratic members of Congress. They’ve got balloons everywhere. They’re funding Biden libraries. They’re everywhere.” 

Bozell later reiterated China’s extensive ties not only through TikTok or spy balloons but also possible connections to the Biden family. “We have to get to the bottom of the Hunter Biden laptop because China is all over that laptop,” he said. “They are our enemies, and they were dabbling with giving money to the son of the vice president of the United States of America. We have to get to the bottom of this.” 

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