U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after the Chinese Communist Party’s parliament voted to increase their chokehold on Hong Kong’s electoral system.

“Chairman Xi has been working to kill self-government in Hong Kong for years. The Chinese Communist Party’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ propaganda was always garbage and it’s clear that they want Beijing to run the show. China is breaking treaties and oppressing Hong Kongers. Chairman Xi is cracking down on anyone who resists his oppressive and genocidal regime. The American people must always stand with freedom lovers in Hong Kong and across the globe.”