Owens and Donalds Send Letter to Biden and Blinken Regarding the Arrest of W.N.B.A Center Brittney Griner

Mar 10, 2022
Congress
Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Burgess Owens (UT-04) and Byron Donalds (FL-19) sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary Blinken urging the safe return of Women’s National Basketball Association (W.N.B.A) star Center Brittney Griner.

“As the situation in Russia and Ukraine continues to deteriorate rapidly, we are deeply troubled by the Russian’s handling of the unfortunate case regarding Brittney Griner. Mrs. Griner made a mistake in violating Russia’s illegal substance laws, but her crime doesn’t match the unjust punishment she faces as a pawn of the Russian government,” said Representatives Owens and Donalds. “As Putin runs his country into the ground, the United States government must ensure that no American falls hostage to a heinous and deranged dictator.”

Read the entire letter here

Brittney Griner arrest: GOP congressmen urge Biden admin to stand up to ‘bully’ Putin amid star’s detention

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