U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the guards on during during Jeffrey Epstein's suicide reached a plea deal of 100 hours of community service.

“Apparently the Justice Department hasn’t finished embarrassing itself yet. This is unacceptable. Epstein’s victims have been failed at every single turn. One hundred hours of community service is a joke — this isn’t traffic court. The leader of an international child sex trafficking ring escaped justice, his co-conspirators had their secrets go to the grave with him, and these guards are going to be picking up trash on the side of the road. The public deserves a full report of the Bureau of Prisons’ failures and Main Justice needs to redouble its work to bring every one of Epstein’s co-conspirators to justice.”