U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after a former CIA officer was arrested for spying for the Chinese Communist Party’s MSS intelligence service.

“Alexander Yuk Ching Ma betrayed this country and has blood on his hands. Ma sold the identities of CIA officers and assets to the Chinese Communist Party and deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the law - both as payment for his crimes and as a warning to other spies working on behalf of Beijing. The FBI deserves credit for catching this traitor.”