It probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that a Fox News employee would be reveling in the fact that WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison this week for the “crime” of having a couple of cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage. Those cartridges, it should be noted, had been prescribed by a medical doctor to help Griner alleviate pain from playing basketball.
As you’d expect, Pirro was just getting warmed up, and she was far from finished doing her verbal dance all over an American citizen’s misfortune:
C”Was the sentence extremely long, overbearing? Absolutely, okay? But she committed a crime. The fact that it’s not a crime in this country — although I don’t know about the hashish oil — doesn’t mean Russia has to abide by our laws. So let’s get all of this straight. She goes to their country, she knows their laws, she knows their culture. And she never said that she was wrongfully interrogated or that somebody planted it on her or that she didn’t put it in there. She said, I was in a rush, I didn’t mean to break the law. Well, hell, most people don’t intend to break the law, except for when they get caught.”
Co-host Sandra Smith asked Pirro:
That led the heartless Pirro to respond:
“No, what I’m saying is, let’s just take off the table the woman who hates the national anthem, who probably is not going to hear it for the next nine years if she’s over there. And that’s something else that tees the hell out of me. You know, you don’t want to hear it, you don’t even want to come out of the locker room? Forget you’re going to take a knee.”
Yeah, thanks a lot, Jeanine. Isn’t it about time for you to grab an extra large box of wine?