United States Sen. Ben Sasse is spending this Independence Day overseas.
Sasse is traveling in the Middle East with a bipartisan Congressional delegation.
Sasse issued the following statement:
“Happy Independence Day from Camp Resolute Support in Afghanistan. It has been an honor to meet and thank some of the Nebraskans serving us in harm’s way. Recent attacks in the Middle East and Southeast Asia remind us that the threat of violent Islam is real. Nebraskans are resolved to meet the challenges of this decades long conflict and grateful, especially today, for the men and women who defend our freedoms.”
The Congressional delegation is traveling to both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Senators have met with the host nation leadership, officials from the United States, as well as U.S. troops, according to Sasse’s office.