Chelsea Manning Files For Senate Run In Maryland

14 January, 2018, 12:29 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Chelsea Manning files to run as Democrat for US Senate in Maryland

Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. soldier who leaked over 700,000 military intelligence documents to WikiLeaks, has filed to run for Senate in Maryland.

According to federal election filings, Manning will look to challenge Democrat Benjamin L Cardin, who is now serving his second term as senator. She is running as a Democrat.

Manning is one of four Democratic candidates who have filed to run for Senate in Maryland. She moved back to Maryland last year after President Obama commuted her 35-year sentence in the final days of his administration. In January 2017, former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence to almost seven years of confinement dating from her arrest on May 27, 2010.

Manning could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Ms Manning, known as Bradley Manning at the time of the arrest, had been working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.

Current leader Donald Trump, however, has labelled her an "ungrateful traitor", arguing that she "should never have been released from prison". Ben Cardin in his primary race.

The document said Manning had committed a crime outside the country that "would equate to an indictable offense, namely treason" in Canada and which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment. He represented the 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987-2007, when he first entered the Senate, replacing Paul S. Sarbanes, who retired. "On Tuesday, which was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, she stirred controversy when she tweeted ". the police", and then, "police kill hundreds of people every year with absolute impunity".

In his announcement, Obama said that Manning's sentence was "unbalanced" to those looked by different informants. Cardin in this year's election.

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