U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following response to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange’s press conference.

"It is imprudent to comment on the particulars of these leaks but this is dead certain: Julian Assange should spend the rest of his life wearing an orange jumpsuit. He’s an enemy of the American people and an ally to Vladimir Putin. Mr. Assange has dedicated his life’s work to endangering innocent lives, abetting despots, and stoking a crisis of confidence in the West.”