Political pundit Meghan McCain (daughter of the late U.S. Senator John McCain) revealed today that she will be testifying in front of Congress tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20 at 2 pm ET from the Rayburn House Building.
She writes: “Looking forward to testifying in front of Congress tomorrow on behalf of my friend Vladimir Kara-Murza.”
In April 2022, the Russian-born former journalist and longtime critic of the Kremlin and Putin, was “arrested on charges of disobeying police orders; later his arrest was extended after new charges of ‘discrediting’ the military were introduced, and in October, new charges of treason were introduced against him.”
In April 2023, Kara-Murza was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Looking forward to testifying in front of Congress tomorrow on behalf of my friend Vladimir Kara Murza. https://t.co/U2aZBeinIg— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 19, 2023
In front of Congress, McCain — and Kara-Murza’s wife Evgenia Kara-Murza — will “explore why Kara-Murza has not been designated as wrongfully or illegally detained and what more can be done to bring him home.” Kara-Murza is a permanent resident of the United States and his wife (who is also Advocacy Director at the Free Russia Foundation) is an American citizen.
How does McCain know Kara-Murza?
Her father had worked with Kara-Murza on issues related to Russia since 2010. When McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2018, the Senator asked Kara-Murza to serve as a pallbearer at his funeral. Kara-Murza joined 14 others chosen by McCain himself, including then former Vice President Joe Biden, as a pallbearer at McCain’s funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.
Above is Kara-Murza on CNN in April 2022: he was detained in Russia hours after the interview.