U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a China hawk, issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to declare Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. ineligible from receiving federal funds.

“Let’s get this straight: Huawei is essentially an arm of China’s Ministry of State Security. American taxpayers didn’t fund the KGB during the Cold War and we’re not going to be shoveling cash to Chinese commies today. This was the right call from Chairman Pai and the Administration.”