U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding reports that North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb, the dictatorship's most powerful nuclear weapon yet. 

"If North Korea has in fact successfully tested a nuclear warhead that can be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile, Kim Jong-un is clearly threatening the American people. He must be confronted.

"The United States, our allies and partners, and those who are still enabling Pyongyang must confront and change Kim Jong-un's calculus of terror. Diplomatically if we can. Militarily if we must."