Decision Maker Response
Joseph R. Biden’s response
Jul 20, 2022 — President Biden and Vice President Harris called Cherelle Griner, wife of Brittney Griner, on July 6 2022. The President reassured Cherelle that he is working to secure Brittney’s release as soon as possible. He also read a draft of the letter that he sent to her.
President Biden offered his support to Cherelle and Brittney’s family, and he committed to ensuring they are provided with all possible assistance while his administration pursues every avenue to bring Brittney home. The President directed his national security team to remain in regular contact with Cherelle and Brittney’s family, and with other families of Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad, and to keep them updated on efforts to secure the release of their loved ones as quickly as possible.
To read the full statement from the White House, you can follow this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/07/06/readout-of-president-bidens-call-with-cherelle-griner