WNBA star Breanna Stewart is fed up with the White House’s handling of the Brittney Griner situation.
On Tuesday, Griner, who has been jailed for over 5 months in Russia, was sentenced to 9 years in prison for drug smuggling.
Over the weekend, Stewart ripped into the White House and called on the Biden administration to “do something” about getting Grinder home.
“It has been 169 days since our friend, Brittney Griner, has been wrongfully detained in Russia. It is time for her to come home. @WhiteHouse @potus @vp , we are paying attention and we are counting on you. #WeAreBG,” Stewart tweeted.
It has been 169 days since our friend, Brittney Griner, has been wrongfully detained in Russia. It is time for her to come home. @WhiteHouse @potus @vp , we are paying attention and we are counting on you. #WeAreBG
— Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) August 6, 2022
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden slammed Russia for giving Griner a 9-year prison sentence and vowed to bring her home in a statement.
“Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney. It’s unacceptable, and I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates,” “My administration will continue to work tirelessly and pursue every possible avenue to bring Brittney and Paul Whelan home safely as soon as possible.”
It has been reported that the United States and Russia have been having ongoing prison swap negotiations but have not gotten close to reaching an agreement as of yet.