Friday on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) stated that Viktor Bout, the arms dealer known as “the Merchant of Death” who was serving time in prison for agreeing to supply weapons to U.S. agents posing as Colombian terrorists to kill Americans, and who was freed by the Biden administration in a prisoner swap with Russia for drug-addicted basketball player Brittney Griner, is “a nasty, bad” person, but “has not killed Americans.”
Jackson Lee stated, “Let me say this, no one knows the story of Paul — of the weapons dealer, if you will. And — as the facts would tell them, he was sentenced to 25 years, he served 11 to 16 years, I don’t know the — I can’t remember the exact number. But in actuality, his weapons might have been used to kill Americans. He has not killed Americans. I’m not saying he’s not a nasty, bad guy. But I will tell you that I believe that Americans should know that the sovereignty of their nation will always be behind them and they’ll never be forgotten. Brittney Griner deserved this fight to be put forward. So does Paul Whelan.”
But Paul Whelan wasn’t brought home; Brittney Griner was, in exchange for one of the most dangerous men in the world. That’s because the Biden administration is “behind” woke, anti-American black lesbians but not behind middle-aged white American Marines.