Senator Cornyn

Cornyn on Release of Texan Brittney Griner

December 8, 2022

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the statement below following the announcement that Brittney Griner, a Houston native, was released from Russian prison: 

“After nearly ten months under wrongful detention, I am relieved that Houston-native Brittney Griner will finally return home. Brittney has endured unimaginable suffering under the Russian regime, and I am eager for her to be safely reunited with her family on American soil.”

“I’m disappointed that the Biden Administration failed to secure the release of additional U.S. citizens in the exchange. President Biden must continue to press for the release of all Americans wrongfully detained by our adversaries, including Paul Whelan and Austin Tice.”