While welcoming the WNBA champions Seattle Storm, President Biden lavished praise on couple Sue Bird and U.S. Soccer star Megan Rapinoe.
“Between the two of them they share Olympic medals, World Cup titles, the WNBA championship, and above all, they define integrity and character,” Biden said. “As president, as an American, I’m proud of how they represented us and they represent the best of what America stands for.
“What makes this team remarkable is they don’t just win games, they change lives,” Biden also said. He then praised the group for “encouraging people to get vaccinated so we can beat this pandemic; speaking out and standing up for racial justice and voting rights; supporting education and [mentorship] programs for young people; and fighting to protect trans youth from an epidemic of violence and discrimination.”