Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) led a letter alongside Representative Burgess Owens (R-UT), 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 Donalds and Owens. “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.
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