U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding a warning from Microsoft that China and Russia were working to hack both political parties ahead of the 2020 election. ??

“Microsoft’s warning is consistent with the Intelligence Community’s long-standing assessments: China and Russia want to sow distrust ahead of the 2020 election. In Beijing, Chairman Xi wants Biden to win; in Moscow, Vladimir Putin wants Trump to win; both of these miserable SOBs have the same goal of turning Americans against each other. The United States needs to make it clear that China and Russia will face severe consequences for hacks and disinformation campaigns. Chinese communists and Russian oligarchs don’t get to vote in America’s elections.”