DeSantis: Hostile CCP is not welcome here

DeSantis: Hostile CCP is not welcome here

DeSantis: Hostile CCP is not welcome here

Florida's governor has vowed to stop the Chinese Communist Party from owning land in his state.

China already owns more than 1.2 million acres of U.S. land, including 700,000 acres of farmland. With much of that being close to U.S. military bases, there has been growing concern about those CCP purchases.

During a recent event in Bonita Springs, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) made it clear that he will not allow hostile nations to have holdings in The Sunshine State.

"They have interests that are opposed to ours," he pointed out. "You see how they've wielded their authority, especially with President Xi, who's taken a much more Marxist, Leninist turn since he's been ruling China — that is not in the best interest of Florida to have the Chinese Communist Party owning farmland, owning land close to military bases."

He has already taken steps to deal with the CCP in other areas.

"We banned the Confucius Institutes from our universities and our state colleges," DeSantis noted. "They have used those Confucius Institutes across the country to basically bring propaganda into our universities — as if our universities don't have enough problems already."

DeSantis announced that he will soon be signing legislation to eliminate the possibility of CCP land purchases in Florida.