Will GOP Make Democrats’ Red China Ties An Election Issue?
By George Rasley
The inimitable Sara Carter has a great (or should we say frightening) new episode up on her podcast ‘China Has Compromised Almost Every Aspect of American Life’, wherein she interviews former Guatemalan intelligence chief Mario Duarte to discuss just how much.
China has compromised the United States and how the Biden State Department is essentially driving Latin American nations to forge closer ties with Beijing.
One of the most astonishing revelations is how taxpayer dollars given out through USAID are basically being laundered and given to Democrats in the U.S. The podcast is about an hour and too long to try to transcribe here, suffice it to say it is must-listen information that every American would be outraged by… if they heard it.
One would think that Republicans would be all over this information and using it to define Joe Biden and national Democratic Party candidates as useful idiots facilitating the Red Chinese assault on America. However, one rarely hears a mention of the Red Chinese threat out on the congressional campaign trail, even as evidence mounts of Red Chinese infiltration and compromise of almost every institution of American life.
And it isn’t just conservatives and Red China watchers like us who are taking notice – American voters outside the Washington Beltway in Real America have figured it out on their own.
A new McLaughlin poll commissioned by our Committee on the Present Danger: China has several impressive – and potentially politically consequential – findings:
First, 60 percent of those sampled agreed that the Chinese Communist Party deliberately unleashed the COVID-19 virus on the world.
Second, 60 percent also agreed that the CCP should be held accountable for the deaths of roughly 1 million Americans, the immense economic damage and the loss of personal freedoms caused by the pandemic.
And third, roughly 70 percent said they or their family had been negatively affected by the pandemic.
What makes these data remarkable – and actionable – is that, for the better part of three years, virtually every media and governmental instrument available has relentlessly disinformed, discouraged and outright “cancelled” such sentiments.
Finally, 76 percent said that a candidate’s position on China would be “important” or “a consideration” in their vote.
So, where are the Republican campaign ads on these 60 percent to 76 percent issues?
Other than Florida’s conservative rockstar Governor Ron DeSantis the GOP is pretty much MIA on the Red China threat. Gov. DeSantis pulls no punches and describes Communist China to be the U.S.’ “number one adversary” and recently spoke with Fox News host Laura Ingraham about his efforts to cut ties with China and the growing concern over the communist country buying up U.S. real estate — $6.1 billion worth of which was purchased by Chinese investors in the past year alone.
Yahoo News reported Chinese investors, including those from Taiwan and Hong Kong, bought a record $6.1 billion in U.S. real estate in the past year, ending in March. In the past decade, Chinese nationals have comprised the largest foreign group of real estate buyers in the U.S. with over $188 billion.
DeSantis began by explaining that it is “not always apparent” what Chinese companies in the U.S. are doing, and this, he stated, is “a huge problem — the influence that they have.”
For example, Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co. sold several billions worth of telecommunications equipment to the U.S. and is now thought to be capable of potentially disrupting U.S. nuclear arsenal communications, as reported by the FBI.
Despite Congress’ efforts to remove Chinese-made Huawei and ZTE cellular technology in rural parts of America by approving a $1.9 billion budget to the cause, companies have yet to receive the federal reimbursement money and none of the around 24,000 pieces of equipment have been removed.
According to Yahoo’s report, this is thought to be a potentially catastrophic national security issue, adding to growing suspicions of Chinese investments — i.e. real estate and tech equipment — as rooted in espionage.
For example, Chinese company Fufeng Group also purchased 300 acres of Dakota farmland in July, a property approximately 20 minutes from Grand Forks Air Force Base, which specializes in military drone technology.
DeSantis explained to Ingraham that under his tenure he has “signed legislation to crack down on undue influence from rogue states including the [Chinese Communist Party].”
One such example is the banning of Confucius Institutes in his home state.
“They tried to go into higher education and they tried to spread the propaganda,” he says, referring to the CCP’s use of the Confucius Institutes as propaganda outlets and espionage recruitment centers.
DeSantis also told Laura Ingraham that he didn’t think business interest with alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party should be allowed to buy up American real estate assets and said that he plans to sign legislation that would limit the extent to which Chinese firms can invest in Florida pension funds.
“We don’t necessarily have a lot of it, but we want to make sure that we’re cutting ties so that we’re not funding our number-one adversary,” the Republican governor and presidential contender said.
We think it is time the rest of the GOP caught up with Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis and stated getting serious about ending Communist infiltration of the America’s institutions expelling Red China from our economy.
We urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative and Senators (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to demand they enact legislation to ban Red China-affiliated firms and individuals from owning American real estate, especially farmland and land or buildings near sensitive government and military installations.
George Rasley is editor of Conservative HQ.com.
Published with permission of conservativehq.com