President Joe Biden continues finding himself on the wrong side of families trying to help their relatives in trouble abroad.
Biden has at times upset the family members of Paul Whelan
, Brittney Griner
, and Trevor Reed
, all of whom were detained in Russia, and did not meet with the family of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi ahead of a controversial trip to Saudi Arabia
. When he has taken action, it has often been after facing extended outside pressure.
“We have had contact with Jamal Khashoggi’s family. The president has not himself spoken with them,” Biden national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters Monday. “But [Biden] has been focused on this issue from the beginning. As