It’ll be ‘difficult’ to get detained US basketball star Brittney Griner out of Russia, lawmaker says

A member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee said it was going to be ‘very difficult’ to get WNBA star Brittney Griner out of Russia after the basketball star was arrested last month in Moscow airport.

U.S. Rep John Garamendi, of California, said ensuring Griner’s, 31, safe return would be a tough task as talks relations between the US and Russia have broken down due to the latter’s invasion of Ukraine. 

‘Our diplomatic relationships with Russia are nonexistent at the moment,’ Garamendi told CNN. 

‘Perhaps during the various negotiations that may take place, she might be able to be one of the solutions,’ he added while also admitting that nothing was certain.   

It comes as the White House reported that Griner’s plight is on ‘Biden’s agenda,’ as the basketball star faces a potential 10-year sentence for allegedly carrying a vape pen filled with hash oil in her luggage.   

U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson, of Houston, Texas, confirmed that the White House would be working to bring…

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