“I’m really angry,” Brittany Alkonis told CBS. “We’ve been told that this is the most egregious action against a service member in 60 years.” Brittany said she fears her husband is being treated harshly due to resentment against light treatment U.S. military personnel may have received in the past. “I’ve heard that argument, and I won’t deny some truth to it,” she said. “That has definitely changed over the past two to three decades.” President Joe Biden would intervene. “Just a phone call from President Biden. He could call and say, ‘he’s coming home.’ The other would be for the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ambassador Emanuel — he could request clemency on his behalf,” Brittany Alkonis said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
We have no finer military officer than U.S. Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis. If the Japanese government feels at liberty to imprison him without good cause, we have cause to worry about all of our personnel in Japan. #BringRidgeHome— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) July 25, 2022