Sen. Marco Rubio Marco Antonio RubioThe Hills 12:30 Report: Redness for Biden Live coverage: Democrats face in the first 2020 debate Campaign: Democrats set to take the stage for the first debate MORE (R- Fla.) Promised Legislative Actions Saturday After President Trump said he would lift a ban on US companies doing business with Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Rubio predicted in a tweet that a veto-proof majority in the Senate would act to reintroduce the ban and other restrictions on Huawei if Trump were serious about lifting them.
"If President Trump has actually bought the latest restrictions at #Huawei, then we need to get these restrictions back in place by law." Rubio twe eted and added: "And it will pass with a great veto proof majority."
If President Trump has actually cut off the latest constraints on #Huawei then we need to get those restrictions back in place through legislation.
And it will pass with a large veto-proof majority.
– Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 29, 2019
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer Charles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerLuis Alvarez, 9/11 first responder who testified with Jon Stewart, dies Trump to allow US companies to sell products to Huawei House, keeps silence for drowning immigrant father and daughter MERE (NY) on Saturday also pushed back on Trumps reported move, which the president announced while he was in the group of 20 (G-20) Summit in Japan.
"Huawei is one of the few potent lifters we have to make China play fair on trade. If President @ realDonaldTrump leaves as it seems he is doing, it will dramatically undermine our ability to Changing China's Inexperienced Acting Practice, "Schumer tweeted .
The US government has designated Huawei as a national security threat due to concerns over Huawei's proximity to Chinese in intelligence services and the people's liberation army.
At a press conference at the G20 summit in Osaka on Saturday, Trump announced that he would allow US companies to sell products to Huawei after talking to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
"OS companies can sell their equipment to Huawei," Trump said. "We are talking about equipment where there is no major national security issue with it."
Trump administration and China have been fighting for trade policy for several months, with Huawei ahead and center in the negotiations.
The company's CFO Meng Wanzhou is currently struggling with extradition to the United States because of bank and wire fraud.