Republicans remind everyone they’re anti-American traitors after Brittney Griner’s release
It’s shameful that Republicans are trying to force a debate about whether Brittney Griner or Paul Whelan is a more worthy person. They’re both human beings. They’re both Americans. They’re both Putin’s victims. Their families are on the same side. These Republicans are just divisive opportunists who couldn’t care less about either of these two humans.
And you just know that these Republicans don’t care about Paul Whelan either. Putin has been holding him for four years. What did the Republicans do for Whelan when they had the White House and the congressional majority? NOTHING. They couldn’t have cared less. Besides, the leader of the Republican Party, Donald Trump, has long been aligned with Putin.
Now these Republicans are suddenly coming to the defense of Paul Whelan today, four years after the fact. Why? It’s a cheap opportunity to bash President Biden for partisan reasons. It’s a cheap opportunity to give the racist, sexist, LGBT-phobic Republican base an excuse to bash Brittney Griner. And it’s not helping Whelan in any way.
It’s hard to get much more anti-American than this Republican Party. And for them to behave this way on a day like today, they’re basically conspiring with Putin against the United States. The Republican Party is the enemy of the American people. We must call it out, and we can’t allow it to set the terms of the national debate. Griner is an American. Whelan is an American. The Republican Party is a bunch of anti-American traitors.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report