The families of American basketball star Brittney Griner and Marine veteran Paul Whelan will have the chance to speak to President Joe Biden in person, for the first time since their loved ones were detained in Russia. However, a really big part of America is literally sick of hearing about her and could not care less if she rots in a Russian prison. Mostly because there are AMERICANS locked up for similar crimes and no one is saying anything about helping them.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that Biden plans to meet with Cherelle Griner, who is Griner’s wife, and Elizabeth Whelan, the veteran’s sister, according to Yahoo Sports. Although Biden did previously speak at least once by phone with Cherelle Griner and Elizabeth Whelan, it still took a little longer for this meeting to happen… But as they say, better ever than never.
Jean-Pierre said: “He wanted to let them know that they remain front of mind and that his team is working on this every day on making sure that Brittney and Paul return home safely.” “Why this process is taking so long is a better question for Moscow than it is for us,” said U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price.
“I wouldn’t characterize this process as stalled. It certainly hasn’t moved with the speed we would like. The fact that Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan still remain separated from their families in detention in Russia is a testament to that,” Price added.
Not sure when this saga will end, but pretty sure that the two prisoners and their families have had enough, and that patience is not their best friend at the moment, as the whole situation they are in seems to get more and more complicated and unsolvable.