JOE RESPONDS: Biden Calls Brittney Griner Sentence ‘Unacceptable’

President Biden issued a statement Thursday after WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for “drug smuggling.”

“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,” read the statement.

This is a developing story…