House Agriculture Committee member says US needs answers about China's spying and buying US farmland
According to the Iowa Republican, the United States needs to start showing leadership and show China that it won't take the spying and the purchasing of our vital farmland.
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Iowa GOP Rep. and member of the House Agriculture Committee Randy Feenstra says that the U.S. deserves answers regarding the Chinese spy balloon as well as China buying American farmland.
"This should scare every American that our China adversaries are spying on us at an alarming rate," Rep. Feenstra said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. "So not only are they buying our land, they're also watching us from above. This shows that we have a lack of leadership on the world stage."
Last week a Chinese spy balloon was spotted entering American airspace and was eventually shot down by the military after moving out over the Atlantic Ocean. There have also been growing concerns about China buying up U.S. farmland, motivating certain governors like South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to pass legislation banning China from purchasing farmland.
"I think part of this China balloon situation was China trying to figure out, 'alright, how far can we push this? How far can we go?'" Rep. Feenstra remarked. "We just keep capitulating to China and this is so scary."
According to the Iowa Republican, the United States needs to start showing leadership and show China that it won't stand for the spying and the purchasing of our vital farmland.
"We've got to stand up," he stated. "We've got to be strong. We're America, for goodness sake. We're the strongest country in the world and we got to show it."