PM claims Joe Biden is “very sympathetic” in the Harry Dunn case.
Boris Johnson has stated that US President Joe Biden is “actively engaged” and “very empathetic” in the case of adolescent rider Harry Dunn.
Prior to the G7 conference of world leaders in Cornwall, the US and UK leaders discussed the 19-year-old who was murdered when a car drove into his motorcycle outside a military base in Northamptonshire.
After Anne Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity declared on her behalf, her death in August 2019 aroused widespread outrage. She was then charged with causing the teen’s death through hazardous driving.
He was quite empathetic, but this is not something that any administration can readily regulate because legal processes are still in progress.
When asked if any progress had been made on the case since his meeting with his American counterpart, Mr Johnson said he knew there were “limitations” to what Mr Biden could do.
“You should definitely – when you get the chance – put your question to the president since he is actively engaged in the case,” the Prime Minister told the BBC.
“As you are aware, he has his own personal motivations for being so passionate about the subject. And he was quite empathetic, but this is not something that any administration can readily control because legal proceedings are still underway.
“However, he did express profound compassion for Harry Dunn’s family, as this government continues to do.”
He went on to say that the US executive, legal, and judicial systems were all “working together.”
The Dunn family expressed their delight at the case being brought up at the “first available time.”
“Harry’s parents are very glad to see that the PM has taken the chance to raise the subject with President Biden at the first available moment,” Radd Seiger, a spokesman for the Dunn family, said the PA news agency after the PM raised the issue with President Biden.
“This correctly demonstrates the importance of this subject, and we are grateful to Prime Minister and. (This is a brief piece.)