Joe Biden’s presidency has been nothing but hot air.
His approval ratings are in the dumps and there’s nothing the press can do for him now.
And Biden tried one pathetic move to get a pro athlete out of prison.
Joe Biden has signaled that he is a weak president.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who watched him campaign from his basement.
And Biden made a feeble attempt to free American detainees imprisoned abroad, including WNBA star Brittney Griner.
For four months, Griner has been in a Russian prison for possessing drug paraphernalia at the airport.
Griner forgot that she was not in America, and got caught up in a far less forgiving legal system.
Biden announced a toothless executive order to bring Griner and other Americans home.
Biden signed an executive order that read, “I, Joseph R. Biden JR., President of the United States of America, find that hostage-taking and the wrongful detention of United States nationals are heinous acts that undermine the rule of law. Terrorist organizations, criminal groups, and other malicious actors who take hostages for financial, political, or other gain — as well as foreign states that engage in the practice of wrongful detention, including for political leverage or to seek concessions from the United States — threaten the integrity of the international political system and the safety of United States nationals and other persons abroad. I therefore determine that hostage-taking and the wrongful detention of United States nationals abroad constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.”
But declaring a national emergency does nothing.
It’s a token gesture after getting media pressure to do something about Griner.
Conversely, Donald Trump was able to get professional basketball player LiAngelo Ball out of China, and rapper A$AP Rocky out of Sweden.
Trump even got prisoners out of North Korea.
Business Insider reported that “when it comes to the most famous American currently held captive overseas…the Biden administration’s move is unlikely to have a significant impact…Griner, a WNBA superstar and two-time Olympic gold medalist, has been detained in Russia for more than five months. She was arrested at a Moscow airport on February 17, when officials alleged to have found hashish oil and vape cartridges in her luggage. The 6-foot-9 Phoenix Mercury center has been held in Russian jail, where she has limited communication with friends and loved ones, ever since.”
Esquire Digital chief legal analyst explained, “As far as Brittney Griner goes, it doesn’t affect her at all.”
Griner previously participated in the anti-American anthem protests, but she recently confessed to having a different appreciation for American freedom.
Griner wrote from prison, “As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympics jersey, or any accomplishments , I’m terrified I might be here forever. On the 4th of July, our family normally honors the service of those who fought for our freedom, including my father who is a Vietnam War Veteran. It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year.”
Too many on the left take for granted American freedom until it’s gone.