U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding the death of Seth Rich, a Nebraskan who worked for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C.

“This is heartbreaking news. Melissa and I mourn the loss of a young Nebraskan who came to Washington to make a difference for his community and country as he saw best. Our prayers are with Seth's family. His heart for service is an example for all Nebraskans, regardless of party, at a time when too many Americans are disengaged with some of the most important debates.”