President Joe Biden sat down in the Oval Office with Brittney Griner’s wife Cherelle Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan’s sister Elizabeth late Friday, Reuters reported.
Biden conducted separate meetings to assure the families that their loved one “are at front of mind,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“We’re going to continue to do everything that we can, working tirelessly every day, to make sure that we get them home,” Jean-Pierre told reporters.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan joined Biden at the meetings, the White House said.
The meetings mark the first time the President has met in person with the Griner and Whelan families though Biden spoke with Cherelle Griner by phone in July.
Paul Whelan’s sister Elizabeth Whelan said she's been trying for more than three years to get a face-to-face meeting …