Sen. Cotton: ‘Democrats Will Agree to Set Your Worst Killers Free’

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., welcomed the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner from Russian custody, but blasted details that cleared the way for her freedom.

“Joe Biden’s prisoner swap with Vladimir Putin released Viktor Bout, the notorious ‘Merchant of Death’ who armed America’s worst enemies,” he said in a statement Thursday. “And it left behind Paul Whelan, a Marine veteran who’s languishing in a Russian jail cell on trumped-up charges.

“Americans welcome the release of Brittney Griner, but it shouldn’t have come at the cost of releasing one of the world’s worst arms dealers and creating a dangerous precedent for our enemies: detain Americans and Democrats will agree to set your worst killers free.”

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