JUST IN: Convicted Felon, Chelsea Manning, Running For U.S. Senate

Chelsea Manning has filed to run as a Democrat U.S. Senate candidate in Maryland.

​Bethesda, MD - Chelsea Manning, a convicted felon whose sentence was commuted by President Obama, has filed to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland.

Manning, who filed as a Democrat, will be challenging two-term seated Democrat Ben Cardin, according to Washington Post.

There are no laws preventing a convicted felon from becoming a U.S. Senator.

Manning was known as Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army soldier, when he was court-martialed for espionage in 2013 after having leaked 750,000 documents, many of them classified, to WikiLeaks.

After his conviction, Manning was sent to the Fort Leavenworth military prison. While he was serving time, Manning announced that he identified as a woman, and transitioned to become “Chelsea.”

President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s 35-year sentence in January of 2017. She had served only three years of her sentence when she was released from prison.

Since her release, Manning has become an activist for transsexual military personnel, and spends a lot of time on social media, where she’s known for her over usage of emojis.

She posted “f**k the police” on Twitter on Jan. 9, which was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Manning added the hashtags #DisarmThePolice, #WeGotThis, and #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay to her vulgar Jan. 9 tweet.

316,000 people follow Manning on Twitter.

It was no surprise that she followed her initial anti-police tweet with a barrage of additional cop-hating messages.

She also tweeted “police kill hundreds of people every year with absolute impunity" and “police and prosecutors steal more through ‘civil asset forfeiture’ than all ‘property crime’ combined.”

Fox & Friends conservative media pundit Michelle Malkin didn’t hold back on her feelings about Manning’s tweet during the Wednesday morning broadcast of the show.

“This person is a disgrace to the uniform that this person once wore,” Malkin said. “Over the last couple of weeks we had everybody on the left, in the media, and in politics pretending to be some sort of licensed psychologist. Well, I will tell you as Dr. Malkin, that this person is absolutely deranged.”

Comments (18)
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lds719
lds719

How did Bradley Manning end up in MD? He's a disgrace to the nation and now a disgrace to MD. Doesn't really matter though. Ben Cardin is an overwhelming favorite. He should have moved to California for a better chance.

jimT
jimT

Ok..we know manning is a piece of shit..so why in the world do you insist on calling it a she? It can change it's name to anything it wants, but the fact remains that it is still a HE..not a she..and a traitor

Poileas
Poileas

Why not, we have gang banging crabs and blobs in Congress.

Usedtowearblue
Usedtowearblue

He is a he until surgically. Then he becomes an it. Manning really needs to move to San Fran where he/it would not stand out one bit. Of course than, he/it wouldn’t be “ famous”.

Rving
Rving

She/he/it...should fit right in!