U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding eight individuals charged with conspiring to act as illegal agents to harass, stalk, and coerce certain residents of the United States to return to China.

"Here’s what paranoid totalitarianism looks like: Chairman Xi is so terrified that Chinese citizens enjoy freedom here in the United States that he sends repatriation squads trying to coerce them back to China. The Chinese Communist Party’s goons should be thrown behind bars. The Department of Justice is doing good work. Americans have to hold the line against Chinese aggression."