ICYMI: Senator Marshall Joins Evening Edit on Fox Business on Biden Losing Track of Chinese Nationals Purchasing U.S. Farmland
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. joined Evening Editon Fox Business to discuss recent news that President Biden has failed to keep up with Chinese ownership of U.S. farmland and the subsequent threat this oversight poses to America’s food security and national security.
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Highlights from Senator Marshall’s interview include:
On Chinese ownership of U.S. farmland:
“Food security is national security. And just like I’m concerned about the 30,000 Chinese nationals that have been caught and released into our country where we have no idea where they are. I’m also concerned about CCP ownership of land across the country when we don’t know where they’re buying it and how much of it. Very concerned, especially when this ends up next to a military institute.”
“And when it comes to food security, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Look, China owns Smithfield which does 25% of the pork processing in this country as well. So that’s one more example, very concerned about the invasion into our universities when it comes to research and development for agriculture that China is stealing our intellectual property.”
“This is another example of the incompetence of the Biden administration. They actually have no idea we have no idea what China owns and where they own it. And that’s the incompetence of the whole situation. So how can you manage it if you can’t measure it?”
“We want the USDA on a case by case basis to decide whether this is a threat to our national security or not, so we can keep track of it better, but mostly make sure that we protect our national security. It’s that simple.”