Wednesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, race-hustling faux clergyman Al Sharpton declared that he is asking President Biden to help him arrange a visit with Brittney Griner, the WNBA star languishing in a Russian prison on drug charges.
Griner has been incarcerated in Russia since February after being arrested at a Moscow airport and charged with drug smuggling because she reportedly had a CBD-infused vaping cartridge in her luggage.
“It’s my intention to be in Russia next week. And I hope the White House will help to make it possible for me to do a clergy visit to let her know of the support and to let her know that her family and everyone is concerned about her and pray with her,” Sharpton stated, adding that an in-person visit is important to find out how well she is being treated.
“And to bring a direct message back to this president from her and to hear from her. And you must remember as her wife has told me, she’s in a prison where most of the people can’t even talk English. She can’t even communicate with the people that run the prison. She’s in a Russian jail,” Sharpton insisted. “This is atrocious at best. We don’t even know if she’s even remotely guilty of what they’re saying. Is she being used as some political tool for Putin? We don’t know. Which is why we want to go.”
Al Sharpton wants to go because the publicity is good for Al Sharpton, which is the only reason he does anything.