The mother of former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed joined Capitol Hill lawmakers Wednesday to deliver an impassioned demand for her son’s release from a Russian prison.
“Today is the 396th day that Trevor has been wrongfully detained in Russia. And it’s been 396 days of sleepless nights for me, praying that phone doesn’t ring in the middle of the night with news that he has been — that something terrible has happened to him,” Paula Reed said. “The past 396 days have been a nightmare for our family.”
She stood with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers from Mr. Reed’s home state of Texas at a Capitol Hill event designed to up the pressure on the Kremlin.
“The trumped-up charges brought against Trevor are clearly politically motivated,” the lawmakers said in a statement. “His sentence was based on evidence that was so utterly ludicrous that it was met with laughter in the