- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that Chinese phone company Huawei poses a security threat, saying the U.S. has let in a “Trojan horse.”

“My warning is Huawei shouldn’t be in business in the United States in any capacity,” Mr. Rubio said during an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

The Florida Republican said the foreign firm is a direct threat to America’s communication networks and that colleges, electrical grids and the U.S. military could be at risk.

The Chinese company was flagged by U.S. officials as a national security threat and was found in connection to the Facebook data scandal.

“ZTE is important and they’re bad. Huawei is 10 times — a hundred times worse,” Mr. Rubio said.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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