CCP Free: DeSantis Speaks Out Against Chinese Property Ownership

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 08: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech after defeating Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during his election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on November 8, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. DeSantis was the projected winner by a double-digit lead. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday that he supports banning China from owning property in Florida.
  • While at a press conference announcing his project to restore Florida’s everglades, DeSantis confirmed that the state legislature “has an appetite” to ban Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence in the state, including Chinese purchases of Florida’s residential properties.
  • “My view on the economy in Florida is that we don’t want to have holdings by hostile nations,” DeSantis said. “The legislature only went so far a couple of years ago. I think there’s an appetite to do even more, because [the CCP’s] influence in our society has been very insidious.”

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