WASHINGTON – “Today, I voted no on the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act. I want to make clear that I recognize the extreme national security threat our foreign adversaries pose. Protecting freedom of speech is fundamental to maintaining a strong healthy democracy. This legislation puts us on a slippery slope to government overreach in social media, which acts as a decentralized public forum. I am willing and ready to support legislation that protects data security, national security, and full transparency in funding of platforms like TikTok and I believe this can happen without eroding American civil liberties.”