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Musk’s Reliance on China a Concern, Democratic Senator Warner Says

  • Senator says China may pressure Musk if he buys Twitter
  • Intelligence chairman also concerned about Ukraine statements
Mark Warner

Mark Warner

Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Democratic Senator Mark Warner said he is concerned about Elon Musk’s reliance on China amid the Tesla Inc. chief executive’s recent statements about Taiwan and his potential purchase of Twitter Inc.

“I don’t think there is another American more dependent upon the largess of the Communist Party than Elon Musk,” Warner, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an interview in New York.