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Senator Sasse spends 4th of July weekend with troops in Afghanistan

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 16:16:02-04

Senator Ben Sasse is spending his holiday weekend meeting with U.S. troops in the Middle East. 

Senator Sasse is traveling with a bipartisan CODEL to Pakistan and Afghanistan, where  met with host nation leadership, U.S. officials, and U.S. troops.

Sasse released this 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.”