Rep. Reschenthaler to Newsmax: WH Didn’t Use Full Leverage in Hostage Swap

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., doesn’t think the Biden administration exerted maximum leverage in Thursday’s hostage swap with Russia, a 1-for-1 deal involving WNBA star Brittney Griner and Viktor Bout, a notorious Russian arms dealer.

If that were the case, then former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan and American Marc Fogel would have been on Griner’s plane back to America, said Reschenthaler.

“Do I think Griner’s an American hero? Absolutely not. But I [also] think she should have been brought home as an American citizen,” Reschenthaler told Newsmax Thursday afternoon, while appearing on “The Chris Salcedo Show.”

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