Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be in “an orange jumpsuit” for life following a data dump that revealed CIA intelligence hacking strategies, THE HILL reports.
Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a statement Thursday slamming Assange as a criminal and Kremlin ally.
“Julian Assange should spend the rest of his life wearing an orange jumpsuit. He’s an enemy of the American people and an ally to Vladimir Putin,” Sasse said. “Mr. Assange has dedicated his life’s work to endangering innocent lives, abetting despots, and stoking a crisis of confidence in the West.”
Sasse’s statement comes in response to a Thursday press conference in which Assange promised to give technology companies access to the information it has about the CIA’s hacking tools. Read more at THE HILL.