The Biden administration is now demanding that the app’s Chinese owners sell it or face an outright ban on all U.S. devices.

“TikTok has become a proxy in the escalating tensions with China,” said Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.)

“A lot of the abuses that I see with TikTok stem from the fact that they abuse the data that people have,” Pallone said on Wednesday. 

“I think the politics of a TikTok ban are to do the right thing and protect our national security,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) said young voters will always be able to find another app — and that national security always trumps politics. “