HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — While many lawmakers are pushing for the nationwide ban of TikTok, some aren’t keen on the idea of it disappearing.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spoke out on the much-debated Senate Bill, arguing that Democrats will continue to win elections if TikTok is banned.
“Reserving the right to object, if Republicans want to continuously lose elections for a generation, they should pass this bill to ban TikTok, a social media app used by 150 million people, primarily young Americans,” Sen. Paul said in a statement. “This brilliant strategy comes while polls indicate that 71% of young women and 53% of young men voted for a Democrat candidate for Congress.
In a statement, Sen. Paul says he also believes the proposed ban goes against free speech and is a form of censorship.
“Have some faith in freedom,” he says. “We don’t ban things that are unpopular in the United States. Our Constitution even allows a Communist Party. It operates today. Nobody wants to join it, but you can if you wish.”
You can listen to Senator Rand Paul’s full floor remarks by clicking here.