Cotton Statement on the Commutation of Chelsea Mannings Prison Sentence
Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353
Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement following reports that President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence:
"When I was leading soldiers in Afghanistan, Private Manning was undermining us by leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. I don't understand why the president would feel special compassion for someone who endangered the lives of our troops, diplomats, intelligence officers, and allies. We ought not treat a traitor like a martyr."