U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, currently traveling in the Middle East, issued the following statement in celebration of Independence Day.

“Happy Independence Day from Camp Resolute Support in Afghanistan. It has been an honor to meet and thank some of the Nebraskans serving us in harm's way. Recent attacks in the Middle East and Southeast Asia remind us that the threat of violent Islam is real. Nebraskans are resolved to meet the challenges of this decades long conflict and grateful, especially today, for the men and women who defend our freedoms.”

Background: 

Senator Sasse is currently traveling with a bipartisan CODEL to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Senators have met with host nation leadership, U.S. officials, and U.S. troops.