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Marjorie Taylor Greene Mocked by Fox News Over Opposition to TikTok Bill

By Jake Beardslee · March 15, 2024

In brief…

  • House passed bill to force TikTok's Chinese parent to sell stakes or face U.S. ban
  • Fox News' Laura Ingraham mocked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for opposing the bill
  • Donald Trump also opposed the bill, despite previously trying to ban TikTok
  • Senate and President Biden still need to approve for bill to become law
Fox News host Laura Ingraham ridiculed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for opposing a House bill targeting TikTok's Chinese ownership, which was also opposed by Donald Trump despite his previous efforts to ban the app.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on her show for voicing opposition to a House bill that would force TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance to sell its stake or face the app being banned in the U.S. The bill, backed by 197 Republicans, aims to address concerns that ByteDance’s ownership could allow China to access American users’ private data.

During the segment, Ingraham played a clip of Greene saying: “If we wanted to be serious about stopping China we would stop China from buying our U.S. farmland. We would raise up our energy independence. And if we cared about American’s data then we would stop the sale of American’s data universally, not just with China.” Ingraham then mockingly responded, “Ok farmland? I’m losing that caboose of thought there God bless her. Why is it so hard for some to grasp that China is a unique threat to the United States?”

The House voted 352-65 to pass the TikTok legislation, but for it to become law, the Senate and President Biden must also approve it. Surprisingly, the bill was opposed by Donald Trump, the Republican party’s presumptive 2024 presidential nominee, who had previously sought to ban TikTok through an executive order that was blocked in court.