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Rubio on Brittney Griner Prisoner Swap

Dec 8, 2022 | Press Releases

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement after the Biden Administration negotiated a prisoner swap for American citizen Brittney Griner in exchange for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who conspired to kill Americans 

  • “It is always a relief when a U.S. citizen comes home. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration’s handling of this situation leaves behind other Americans, like veteran Marine Paul Whelan and teacher Marc Fogel. What’s more, Putin and others have seen how detaining high-profile Americans on relatively minor charges can both distract American officials and cause them to release truly bad individuals who belong behind bars.” — Senator Rubio

Want more information? Rubio has long advocated on behalf of wrongfully detained Americans. His Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, now U.S. law, makes available government resources to bring back Americans held hostage or unlawfully detained abroad.