Elon Musk Makes Opinion On Brittney Griner Situation Very Clear

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After prolonged detention, WNBA star Brittany Griner found guilty of drug possession

and was sentenced by a Russian court on Thursday to trafficking and nine years in prison.

President Joe Biden has vowed he will do everything in his power to get the Phoenix Mercury Center home safely,

But Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk questioned whether the commander-in-chief and his administration would actually accomplish this.

During an appearance on the "Send Full" podcast to ask:

If the president is working so hard to free someone in prison in Russia for some weed,

Shouldn't we free people in America? ,

There are people in America's prison for the same stuff. Shouldn't we free them too?

I am of the opinion that people should not be in prison for nonviolent drug offences.

The US State Department has classified Griner's case as "wrongful detention".

and has reportedly investigated a possible prisoner swap to bring the seven-time All-Star back to the US.

However, there is no clear timetable as to when/when this might happen.