Chinese-made drones deemed threat to U.S. national security
Email FeatureEmail FeaturedFeaturedNational Politics

Chinese-made drones deemed threat to U.S. national security

931
0
137SHARES

With Communist China deemed a national security threat to the U.S., and with President Trump aggressively cracking down on Chinese companies like communications giants Huawei and ZTE, the push to only buy American and not Chinese, has reached new heights, literally.

Florida Senator Rick Scott (R), who is already on record of wanting Americans to stop buying Chinese products, now wants U.S. law enforcement agencies to stop buy the Chinese-made DJI drone.

“While the U.S. Department of Defense has banned Chinese-made DJI drones, at least 200 law enforcement agencies across U.S. cities use them,” tweeted Scott “Industry experts – who are concerned about Chinese spying – say that’s a risk”

Trending: Mucarsel-Powell questions Trump’s hurricane preparedness

Sen. Scott and fellow Floridian Senator Marco Rubio (R), along with other Senate Democrat and Republican senators, have introduced the American Security Drone Act of 2019, a bill that would be prohibited from purchasing any off-the-shelf drones that originate from any country deemed a threat to national security.

take our poll - story continues below

Which Democrat will drop out of the race next?

  • Which Democrat will drop out of the race next?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Floridian Press updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Like we stated, China is a national security threat.

Scott warns that the data collected by the Chinese-made DJI drones could be transmitted back to the Chinese government, a scenario that military and intelligence experts have warned about in the past.

The threat is real because if it wasn’t, the US Army would not have issued a memo asking its units to stop using the Chinese made drones.

This year alone, the Department of Homeland Security warned consumers of using drones for this very reason.

Sen. Rubio has made a very compelling against Huawei, pointing out that Huawei is compelled to do the Chinese government’s bidding.

“This is a national security issue. … There is no trade deal, no matter how good it is, that can make up for their ability to directly steal and spy on America, which is what Huawei’s presence in this country — and frankly not just this country, but in networks all around the world create a problem,” Rubio explained.

“Chinese law says, if we tell you to spy, you have to spy,” Rubio added. “In America, we can’t even get Apple to crack open an iPhone for the FBI. In China, Huawei has to give the Chinese anything they ask for.”

137SHARES
Tagged:

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

Screen Shot 2019-07-23 at 8.01.59 PM
FeaturedMarco RubioNational Politics
Venezuela TPS fails in Senate, Scott and Rubio urge Trump to act
House and Senate Democrats are furious at Senate Republicans, claiming that [...]
Screen Shot 2019-08-19 at 12.03.38 PM
FeaturedFlorida Politics
FL Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez lands Sen. Anitere Flores backing
Senator Anitere Flores (R), who is term-limited out of office, is backing Rep. Ana [...]
Screen Shot 2019-11-25 at 10.49.31 PM
FeaturedFlorida Politics
JUICE – Florida’s Juicy Political Read – 11.26.19 – A Spy Among Us? Rep. Omar Accused of Spying – DeSantis Wants E-Verify Passed In Florida – Democrats Ready To Welcome Trump
Progressive Democrats love her, while Republicans, including President Donald Trump, [...]