Democrats can’t keep up with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis is always one step ahead of their attacks.
And Ron DeSantis made one jaw-dropping decision that caught Democrats completely off guard.
Donald Trump implemented a tough-on-China policy during his four years in the White House.
However, Joe Biden reversed Donald Trump’s policies and returned to the days of treating China with kid gloves.
The Chinese recently purchased land near several military bases in Texas and next to an Air Force base in North Dakota.
Even though Democrats have no concern over China buying up land across the United States, Ron DeSantis announced a series of legislative proposals and executive actions to prevent China and other “countries of concern” from gaining influence in Florida.
The move “will curtail the nefarious intentions” of hostile foreign countries doing business in the Sunshine State.
Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Russia, and Venezuela were also labeled as “countries of concern.”
“From server farms to farmland, the Communist Party of China (CCP) has been worming its way into our nation’s data storage systems and buying up tracts of land near sensitive national security sites,” DeSantis said. “By prohibiting the purchase of lands, state contracts with Chinese technology firms, and the infiltration of CCP-affiliated groups such as Confucius Institutes, Florida is leading the way to protect our nation from international foes.”
Front groups like the Confucius Institute push Communist propaganda on American college students on behalf of the Chinese government.
DeSantis issued an executive order that “will help prevent the exposure of government information and technology services and systems in Florida to other state and non-state actors affiliated with” the hostile countries.
He also encouraged the legislature to pass a bill preventing the seven countries of concern from purchasing land near Florida’s 21 military bases as well as farmland in the Sunshine State.
“While the state has allocated money to purchase land nearest to some of these bases to increase security perimeters, more needs to be done to protect our domestic national security assets,” DeSantis said.
The Governor also requested the legislature pass another law that will ban businesses in Florida from contracting with companies associated with the seven countries of concern if they would be allowed to access the personal information of Floridians as part of the agreement.
Democrats are sitting on the sideline while China slowly takes over America.
But Ron DeSantis is stepping up and showing Republican Governors how they can fight back against China’s influence at the state level.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.