WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) called for President Biden to reconsider his choice not to meet with the family of Trevor Reed, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who is currently being held in a Russian prison for over 930 days, during his upcoming trip to Texas today where he will speak about the importance of caring for veterans. The Reed family resides in Granbury, Texas, just southwest of Fort Worth and had requested to meet with President Biden during his visit.
“Trevor Reed has been held in a Russian prison with little to no access to badly-needed health care or communication with his family, and his situation is only going to get worse given the political climate in Russia,” said Sen. Cornyn. “This Administration must do more to free Americans held hostage in Russia. President Biden meeting with the Reed family while in Texas on a day he is touting the importance of caring for our veterans would be a welcome start.”