On Friday, Actor Kevin Sorbo said the left has lost the argument for gun control after President Joe Biden “willingly freed” an “incredibly dangerous arms dealer” by trading him for WNBA star Brittney Griner.
The 64-year-old actor reacted on Twitter to news that Biden was releasing Viktor Bout, the “Merchant of Death,” in exchange for Griner, after she was arrested for transporting cannabis into the country and being sentenced to nine years in a penal colony.
“I don’t want to hear anything about gun control from the left after they willingly freed an incredibly dangerous arms dealer,” Sorbo tweeted to his 1.4 million followers.
The “God’s Not Dead” star wasn’t alone in slamming the administration for trading Bout for Griner, who has a criminal record in the U.S. from a domestic violence incident several years ago.
Bout was convicted in 2011 on charges of terrorism after he attempted to sell tens of millions of dollars worth of missiles to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in order to shoot down U.S. military helicopters.
Fox Business analyst Dagen McDowell tweeted, “The US releases arms dealer Viktor Bout to Russia in exchange for Brittney Griner. ‘You’d be hard-pressed to find a man with more blood on his hands,’ says Chris Swecker, former head of the FBI’s criminal div. A former intell operative for Putin, Bout now resumes that career.”
OutKick’s Clay Travis said the prison swap has now set a “precedent” that would “endanger” Americans overseas.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk said, simply, “Never leave a marine behind. Never.”
“Help me wrap my mind around this Griner-for-Death trade,” The Blaze’s Jason Whitlock tweeted. “Feels like one of the lowest points in US foreign policy history? Or am I exaggerating? Give me some perspective. What compares? Bay of BIG 2.0?”
Conservative radio host Dana Loesch wrote, “Biden sure does have a habit of leaving Marines behind,” in reference to the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.