U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the record turnout in Hong Kong’s elections to defeat pro-Beijing candidates and elect pro-democracy candidates.

“The results are clear: Hong Kongers reject the Chinese Communist Party’s oppression and intimidation. Chairman Xi and his corrupt elites in Beijing know this and are terrified of the courage that Hong Kong has shown. The American people are on the side of these freedom seekers.”