U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the 70th anniversary of communist rule in China.

“Today Chinese tyrants celebrated 70 years of communist oppression with their typically brutal symbolism: by sending a police officer to shoot a pro-democracy protester at point-blank range. The freedom-seekers in Hong Kong mourn this anniversary, and the American people stand with them against those who deny their God-given dignity.”