Dem. Senator Has Serious Concerns About Obama Commuting Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

By NTK Staff | 01.17.2017 @5:38pm

On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s sentence, a decision that has drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) appeared on CNN’s Situation Room, where he told Wolf Blitzer he had “serious concerns about equivocating sentences when national security is at stake.” “I’m not sure what type […]

On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s sentence, a decision that has drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) appeared on CNN’s Situation Room, where he told Wolf Blitzer he had “serious concerns about equivocating sentences when national security is at stake.”

“I’m not sure what type of message we send here. And so, I’m really surprised that the president took this action and I have concerns about what message we send about ultimately revealing a sensitive national security document,” Menendez went on to tell Blitzer.

“At the end of the day there was enormous damage done,” by Manning, Menendez concluded.

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