U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's decision to sell F-16s to Taiwan.

”The Trump Administration is right to stand with Taiwan. This ought to send a clear message to the Chinese Communist Party: the United States will not sit on the sideline while Beijing stifles freedom and expands oppression. Our allies in the Pacific should take heart knowing that we stand with free people as they stare down the daily threat of Chinese aggression.”