MATT WALSH (HOST): We get a WNBA player most famous for pushing the WNBA to stop playing the national anthem before games. A player who has said that she will not come out onto the court if her country's anthem is being played.
A woman who has managed to earn a pretty handsome living in this country while playing in an obscure sports league that only exists because the NBA acts as its sugar daddy propping it up and keeping it afloat.
A woman who has a net worth in the millions and yet no body had every heard of until she tried to sneak drug paraphernalia through a Russian airport. That's like the most famous play she has ever been a part of, when she tried to pass drug material through an airport in Russia.
I mean, he left the marine behind and saved the WNBA player. It's one of the most shameful things I've ever seen a U.S. president do in my lifetime and if you know anything about U.S. presidents over the past 35 years, that is saying quite a lot.
Now, I admit I am somewhat biased too, OK, I am not entirely objective, because I am biased, first of all, in favor of marines over WNBA players, for one thing. I’m biased in favor of national security which we now have compromised by releasing a man that our own government has said is one of the most dangerous people on the planet.
But I’m also biased because, I never felt, I’ve got to be honest with you, call me cruel, I never felt all that sorry for Brittney Griner in the first place. Russia didn’t fabricate the charges against her, she did attempt to bring drug paraphernalia into Moscow, she did that.
One might hope that she will come home and stand with pride with her hand over her heart the next time the anthem is played. But one would have to have been born yesterday to believe any of that, harbor those delusions. I mean, she is certain to come home, you know, return to us, more committed to her own self-victimization and personal resentments than ever before.