U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and the European Union sanctioning China over its genocide of Uyghur minorities. 

"Chairman Xi has blood on his hands. The atrocities committed against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province are horrific — rape, torture, and slave labor are the Chinese Communist Party’s weapons. America and our allies are stepping up. Magnitsky sanctions are important, but we cannot relent as long as the genocide continues. The free world must do everything in our power to end these human rights abuses and put Chairman Xi in his place."