Fox News personality Tomi Lahren has unloaded on Brittney Griner over her the “woke” WNBA star’s past anti-American rhetoric.
In a video posted on Facebook, Lahren questioned why Griner is so desperate to return to the “nation she finds unworthy of her patriotism.”
“Last week she pleaded guilty in a Russian court on charges of bringing vape cartridges containing cannabis through a Moscow airport,” Lahren said.
“If you’re wondering, yeah, that’s illegal. Since her detainment in February, her teammates, coaches, family members, and friends have been petitioning Joe Biden to bring her home, and for good reason.
“Russia is awful and oppressive. Its legal system is questionable at best, and that’s being kind.
“No one is sticking up for Russia here, trust me.
“Last week, Griner even wrote a letter to Joe Biden begging him to do something, even trying to butter up old Joe by saying she cast her first vote for him in 2020.
“So, yeah, add Griner to the list of people who owe Trump supporters some gas and grocery money.
“But anyway, her pleas have largely fallen on deaf ears.
“But luckily, luckily, our favorite virtue-signaling self-anointed king of basketball, LeBron James, is weighing in like the true international diplomat he is.
“On the latest episode of “The Shop Uninterrupted,” King Baby Bron questions not only whether the USA has Brittney Griner’s back, but also ponders if he’d even want to come home if he were in her shoes.
“I can’t figure out why Brittney Griner would be clamoring to get back to a nation she finds so unworthy of her patriotism.
“If the woman can’t even drag her sorry behind out of a locker room in cushy Phoenix, Arizona long enough to stand and salute our flag for the under two-minute duration of our National Anthem, well then maybe the USA isn’t where she really wants to be.
“And maybe after sitting in a Russian prison for a bit she’ll understand what a privilege it is to be born in America and be grateful for the USA, the greatest nation on the face of the Earth, and I hope she has that change of heart. I really do.
“Maybe Biden should send her a flag and a cassette tape with the Star Spangled Banner on it to let her get to practicing her patriotism,” she said.
“Over 110 days now, how could she feel like America has her back?
“I would be feeling like, ‘Do I even want to go back to America?’”
However, he later backtracked following a swift backlash against his anti-American remarks.
“My comments on ‘The Shop’ regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country,” he claimed.
“I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc inside that cage she’s been in for over 100+ days!
“Long story short #BringHerHome,” he added.