Conservative Hypocrisy on Brittney Griner

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The rank hypocrisy among conservatives in the Brittney Griner case continues apace. Yesterday, the conservative Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by a man named Gregg Opelka, who expressed sympathy with Griner. He stated that ‘she doesn’t receive the disproportionate 10-year sentence she faces. A milder punishment seems fitting for her unfortunate error of judgment.’ He hopes for ‘mercy’ because ‘Ms. Griner’s situation evokes in me a ‘There but for the grace of God go I’ sense of relief.’ Really? Well, how about all the people who have received long jail sentences in the United States for drug possession or distribution? What about them? I don’t recall many conservatives calling for mercy when they were receiving those punishments during the past 40 years or more. I certainly didn’t read anything about them in Opelka’s WSJ op-ed.” (07/27/22)