Cherelle Griner, the wife of WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner, spoke with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, the White House said.
Since February, Griner has been held in a Russian prison, and her trial began this week. The pressure on the Biden administration to do more to secure her release has increased.
After receiving a handwritten letter from the 31-year-old Griner to the White House from her family, Mr. Biden was urged to bring her home, according to her family. The Phoenix Mercury player wrote, “I’m terrified I might be here forever.”
What did Biden Tell Brittney Griner’s Wife Cherelle Griner?
It was reported Wednesday that President Trump and VP Joe Biden spoke with Cherelle Griner, the wife of Brittney Griner who is being held in Russia under “intolerable conditions.”
US Vice President Joe Biden sought “to reassure her that he is working to secure Brittney’s release and other U.S. nationals who are wrongfully detained or held hostage in Russia and around the world,” the White House said, according to NBC News.
A draft of the President’s letter addressed to Brittney Griner was also shared with her by him.”
According to the White House, President Biden wrote a letter to Griner on Wednesday in which he expressed his support for the Griner family and pledged to do everything in his power to help them.
Sullivan and Blinken have previously spoken with Cherelle Griner about national security issues.