U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after President Trump signed Sasse-cosponsored legislation backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

"Know this, Chairman Xi: Americans despise tyrants and stand in solidarity with Hong Kong. The whole world has seen both the courage of Hong Kongers and the brutality of your Chinese Communist Party. As long as freedom-seekers fill the streets of Hong Kong, the American people will take their side."