U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after the Chinese Communist Party criticized the U.S. Congressional Delegation’s visit to Taiwan.

“The CCP can’t bully the American people or their representatives in the United States Congress. Chairman Xi should remember two things: First, Congress plays a foundational role in the interpretation of the Taiwan Relations Act; second, the American people have no love of tyrants and instead instinctively support the freedom-loving people of Taiwan. As President Tsai Ing-wen and I discussed today, the entire world knows that Chairman Xi approved and enabled Vladimir Putin’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Xi likes to talk about territorial sovereignty but the entire world has seen clearly his immoral and foolish decision to side with Putin as he targets civilians in an independent neighboring country. As the world sees more clearly who Putin and Xi are, they rally more enthusiastically to the side of Ukraine and Taiwan.”