Kari Lake Says What She Would’ve Done in Griner’s Place: Refused Release and Made Biden Keep Negotiating

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Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate and former news anchor Kari Lake said she would be inclined to refuse release from a Russian prison if the U.S. were trading someone like the “Merchant of Death” Viktor Bout to get her free.

There seems to be a pretty wide consensus that the Biden administration got the short end of the negotiating stick in swapping WNBA star Brittney Griner for Bout, who was serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. on weapons charges.

Griner was convicted in August of illegal drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison, a ridiculous punishment, no doubt.

“Louder with Crowder” host Steven Crowder recounted some of Bout’s history for Lake, who was just learning of Griner’s release.

“She was traded for the ‘Merchant of Death,’ Viktor Bout, the guy who they did the film ‘Lord of War,’ where he, you know, sold like 30,000 AKs to guerilla drug dealers who were killing DEA agents. So we traded him for her. And, you know, this guy was responsible for countless deaths of Americans,” Crowder said.

Lake responded, “Wow. Why do I have a feeling if President [Donald] Trump were in office, it would’ve been handled so much better?”

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