Republican Rep. calls for probe of foreign infiltration of supply chains
Republican Representative Austin Scott of Georgia recently joined the House Intelligence Committee, and he's already making waves.
Scott said he hopes the panel will investigate efforts by unfriendly foreign powers to insert themselves into U.S. food and technology supply chains.
"One of the things that I expect us to look into, and hopefully look into, is where our adversaries have embedded themselves in the supply chain of basic necessities for Americans," Scott said.
"I talk about food a lot, because it's one of the things that we have to have to get through the day," Scott said. "What are our adversaries doing in buying up technology and embedding themselves into areas where you have constraints in seed supply or chemical supply, for example? There's also potential control over transportation and infrastructure."
"Some U.S. governors have already taken action. South Dakota passed a law four decades ago banning foreign ownership of most farmland in the state, but Republican Gov. Kristi Noem said that she is searching for ways to block Beijing from making end-runs around that state ban via long-term rentals," reported JustTheNews.
"I'm reexamining that," Noem said, "and looking to bring legislation that will not only address purchasing of land, but also make sure that those who hate us and other foreign entities can't have long-term leases, that they can't come in and lock up land for an agenda that isn't good for these people that live here in South Dakota, but also our country."