Convicted Felon Chelsea Manning Running for United States Senate Seat

On January 14, 2018, convicted felon Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley, confirmed she’s running for a Senate seat in Maryland.

Three days after filing a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, Manning tweeted, “Yup, we’re running for Senate.” The former Army intelligence analyst would be challenging Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat, in the June 2017 primary. The senior senator from Maryland, Cardin is serving his second term, and is the overwhelming favorite to win the upcoming election.

According to Manning’s website, she joined the military in 2007 and was deployed to Iraq two years later. In 2010, the Senate candidate was arrested for handing almost 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks that contained information about America’s war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, details regarding prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, and State Department cables. At the time, the leak of classified information was the largest of its kind in the history of this country. U.S. officials insisted the leaks placed the lives of American soldiers and Afghan informants in danger. Shrugging the accusations off, Manning proclaimed she had a duty to tell the public how the U.S. was carrying out its wars.

Manning was sentenced to 35 years for her crimes in 2013. However, she was acquitted of the charge of aiding the enemy. If found guilty, that charge would have carried the possibility of the death penalty. After sentencing, the disgraced former Army intelligence analyst came out as transgender.

While in prison at Fort Leavenworth, Manning both tried to commit suicide and went on a hunger strike before the Army approved her for gender reassignment surgery. Before leaving the White House, President Obama raised eyebrows when he commuted Manning’s sentence to time served. She was ceremoniously released from her military prison in Kansas.

After leaving prison, Manning moved to Maryland. According to her website, Manning has written for Medium and the Guardian concerning issues of transgender rights, free speech, civil liberties, transparency, and computer security while residing in her new home.

In her writing debut for the Guardian, Manning stated that Obama’s 2008 election was an awakening for her. Interestingly, Manning seems to have little regard for the man who released her from a long prison sentence. She wrote that she felt Obama only attained “hints of a progressive legacy.” She believed he had few lasting achievements. The convicted leaker wrote, “This vulnerable legacy should remind us that what we really need is a strong and unapologetic progressive to lead us” and “What we need as well is a relentless grassroots movement to hold that leadership accountable.”

In addition to the confirmation tweet, Manning also released her first campaign ad on January 14, 2018. The video is extremely anti-government, and displays numerous violent clips including the Charlottesville, Virginia riot that occurred in August of 2017. In the video, Manning doesn’t reference the GOP or President Trump directly. Rather, she paints all politicians as powerful people who abuse their power and need to be divested of it. Without discussing any policy proposals she hopes to take to Congress, Manning simply asks for support.

“We live in trying times,” she said. “Times of fear, of suppression, of hate. We don’t need more, or better, leaders. We need someone willing to fight” and “We need to stop asking them to give us our rights. They won’t support us, they won’t compromise.”

Many sane minds would likely assume that someone convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of documents containing classified information potentially detrimental to the safety of Americans and others would be barred from running for a U.S. Senate seat. Interestingly, they would be wrong. The Constitution allows Americans who possess a criminal record to run for Congress. However, state laws differ. In Maryland, the only stipulations to run for a U.S. Senate seat are to be at least 30 years of age, to possess citizenship in the U.S. for a minimum of nine years, and to reside in Maryland at the time of the election. The information provided on Maryland’s website doesn’t preclude someone with a criminal record to run for a U.S. Senate seat.

While many Americans consider Manning’s acts as traitorous, she will undoubtedly receive the equivalent of hero worship from some on the progressive left during her upcoming campaign. Evan Greer, campaign director for the non-profit entity Fight for the Future is thrilled about Manning’s political aspirations.

Referring to the Senate candidate, he said, “The world is a better place with her as a free woman, and this latest news makes it clear she is only beginning to make her mark on it.”

~ Conservative Zone

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74 thoughts on “Convicted Felon Chelsea Manning Running for United States Senate Seat”

      1. Am I wrong or is it against the LAW for a convicted FELON to hold ANY “government” office?? (or does that only apply to “republicans”??

      2. You have gt to be kidding. I also though that a criminal couldn’t run for office? But Clinton tried to get the president. GOD bless America!!! Why is that so hard for some people to understand?

    1. I don’t believe convicted felons can get a security clearance. Senators need at least a SECRET clearance. Therefore Manning will not be qualified to run for US Senator.

    1. … she, it … he a thing … do not confirm anything remotely proper identity to this criminal, identity clueless despicable piece of traitorous trash.

  1. So Manning is running for office. I’m sure she’ll have some followers calling her a hero. I don’t understand why.The big question for me is how on earth does she think she can get a security clearance? Already proven she can’t be trusted with classified documents. Without a clearance, how does she think she’ll be able to complete her sworn duties. This is a sad day in our history, convicted traitor, pardoned by a President who didn’t think it through, running for one of the highest offices in the land.

  2. Chelsea Manning is a convicted Traitor that our Scum bag Anti/American Muslim President Obama released. The crimes were Treasons’ and she should have gotten the DEATH Penalty not Prison she like the Rosenberg’s who were EXCUTED in 1953 when America had a real Government Chelsea she to should be Executed and how can a Convicted Felon run for any Government office? This is why we need to drain the SWAMP STAT under a Real president that we the American people hasn’t had since President Regan. Also here is another fine Example of Democratic Corruption and why President Trump is calling the Shut Down tonight, “SCHUMER SHUT DOWN!”

    1. He and Hassan should have faced the appropriate justice at the same time–a two for one deal. One round could possibly take care of both front to rear versus side by side.

  3. Be NICE to see a Female Veteran Soldier Walk up to this Piece of Garbage and Split HIS Head wide Open !

    BE A SENATOR. IS THIS A MOCKERY ??????????????????????????????????????????????/

    1. Hello,
      . . . . He can’t run. He is a convicted felon. And there are two traitors in congress. There is a muslim in office.
      America: Love It or Leave It!
      GOD Bless and GOD Help us,

      1. this is a very salient point – that legally speaking, FELONS CANNOT RUN FOR OR HOLD ELECTED OFFICE – but considering the current trend among certain societal circles, weird things will happen! the main thing to remember here is – honest, law-abiding citizens must remain constantly aware, educated and prepared to RESPOND APPROPRIATELY to any conceivable threat to the American way of life as is guaranteed by our Consitution and its Bill of Rights, and moral and ethical operations of our three branches of government.


  6. This is bull shit we as Americans can not let this shit happen he is a he and he is a traitor to the United States of America

  7. Electing “Chelsea” Manning to the Senate from Maryland would be the same as electing Charles Manson to the Senate from California. Although Manson is dead, I think he has a better shot at getting elected than this convicted traitor to HIS country. Me, I would have sentenced HIM to life in either Venezuela or North Korea. He seems to think that the governments there are so much better than the one here. He is one of the leftist idiots that think that they will be part of the “ruling elite” after the socialist movement takes over. Marx, Lenin, Stalin et al called such people “useful idiots”.

  8. Manning IS a traitor of the United States of America! It was unbelievable to me when Obama commuted the sentence to time served! That proved to me that he had no respect for our Constitution, our country, the rule of law, or the American people. He only proved that he was no better than Manning. How dare this person, Manning, even to think of a run in Congress! We used to to hang traitors or they faced a firing squad! Maryland needs to fix that law. I remember there was a time when a felon lost their right to vote. Where has the respect for our government and laws gone! This is very disrespectful.

    1. Live in the “people’s republic of maryland” 100% correct. Our Govenor is a liar and a joke. If you live north of the beltway you don’t matter.

  9. This “thing” is a known traitor and should have been sentenced to life at hard labor and the government should have NOT paid for the operation. Another of obummas destructive actions against the citizens of the United States.

  10. I don’t know why people are upset. If you mould together a traitor and a transgender, you create a great Democrat candidate.
    If he/she/it was also an illegal alien and a cop killer, he/she/it would then be the perfect Democrat candidate.

  11. Everybody is calling this thing she, however, I refuse. This is a MAN that had his penis cut off. He will NEVER be a woman. Women are BORN with ovaries, we do not have to take estrogen and progesterone, we have an ample supply. We do not have to worry about growing a beard if we can’t take medicine. This man is a CONVICTED traitor to his country, The United States Of America. How could anyone, regardless of political affiliation, elect this male monster to Congress? Would you want him making laws that affect your very life?… He put numerous lives in imminent DANGER when he was a traitor. He has NO morals or values, what is he going to do in Congress…Push his SICK agenda down our throats!

  12. Evan Greer is wrong on all counts. Manning is not a woman, but a mutilated man, and he (Manning) is surely not free, but held as a tortured soul in a foul mess of his ( Manning’s) own doing. And, a detail perhaps, but if he (Manning) is to use the adjective “transparent” he (Manning) should know that the definition of the word is “capable of being seen through” as he (Manning) surely is. Next case ?

  13. One should remember the name Cindy Sheehan. Anyone heard of her lately? The Democrats will use Manning to the max, then when no longer useful to them, will throw Manning to the curb like yesterday’s trash. Cindy threw away her family and all the money she inherited through her dead son . . . and for what? Enjoy your 15 minutes, you’ll be hung out to dry when the next rebel star appears on the horizon.

  14. Another case of corrupt politics. I’ve heard about all I want to hear from the Demoncratic party, and now this. What the F*** is wrong with this government that would let a traitor and convicted felon run for political office ? ? Did we just flat run out of good candidates ?
    I think they have finally scraped the bottom of the barrel (or is it swamp) ? ? ? ? “W A K E U P A M E R I C A” put a stop to this kind of “BULLS**T” ! ! ! Have we let our moral standards go to “HELL” ? ? ? ? We need a transgender Senator in office like we needed a Muslim president ! ! What next a “GAY” secretary of education ! ! ! ! What ever happened to a straight politician doing the will of “WE THE PEOPLE”, not what their crooked, corrupt asses want to do ? ? ?

  15. And this one is being endorsed by the Moslime woman in Michigan too know as an advocate for the cult of death in Michigan. You know the one who will not get married to a Moslime male because of what she knows can happen when a Moslime male owns her. And in her case the things that will probably happen are justified judging by her public demeanor. A royal bitch*, that one. Hum? That is quite a team a Moslime bitch* backing a tranie traitor.

  16. Since when have convicted felons been able to run for any government office? Just because his/her or whatever it is had the sentence commuted by another traitor, Obama, he/she or it is guilty of a felony. Not to mention this person born a man thinks he is a woman. I call that a very confused and troubled mind. So troubled suicide was attempted. This individual is not qualified for any government position. I’m pissed because my tax dollars paid for his supposed change. No matter what he is still a man trying to hide as a woman. That’s sick and disgusting.

  17. Manning’s history contains chapters that I hope my grandchildren don’t access online. I don’t think she stands a chance. Running for office anymore depends on money. The LGBT crowd isn’t that big or rich. Don’t worry about it.

  18. I don’t believe that anyone who was found to be a traitor to our country would be favored over a patriot Maryland Senator. It’s an insult to the intelligence of all of our voters to allow such an individual to run for any political office.

  19. So politicians abuse their power and should be divested of it, yet s/he wants to be a politician to get some of that power. Sure that surgery she had wasn’t a lobotomy?

  20. Maryland i hope the voters there belive in God and Country right and wrong and give her / him zero repete zero votes i pray to god.
    And i ask if obama set her free is this a pay off play for obama to get votes to stay out of prison for TREASON to our country Jeffrey Handloser e-5 sgt USMCR from 1975 to 1981

  21. I understand its problem… My dog wants to be a cat, but If my dog looked like that I would put a bag over its head, shave its butt, and make it walk backwards.

  22. HE needs to be soundly defeated in this election, what the hell happened to the Democratic Party, they have lost their moral compass completely!

  23. Traitors like Brad Manning should be executed, not elected. Running for office is evidence that he has zero respect for our nation or human dignity.

  24. We have enough weirdo’s in congress now. Her/him being allowed to run for office and possibly getting elected is a farce. Why would we even think about allowing this.

  25. You gotta be fuckin’ kidding me.I served 3 yrs during ‘Nam for a G.D. treasonous,felonious, shemale to be able to run for a political office? I must’ve skipped school or slept through class,but 1. I thought treason was a death sentence.By
    hanging or firing squad. 2. IF you get a dishonorable or undesirable discharge, you can not vote,or have firearms. So,
    I would think that no holding of office would be paramount.Damn, if I’m missing something,please let me know.

  26. The Democrats are killing us with this shit. Schumer, Pelosi, they must want to get the American people killed and they DON’T CARE. Now this thing running for a seat in the house. I thought with people like he, she could not vote or carry a weapon once convicted. PEOPLE ON THIS SITE ASK AND DEMAND TO OPEN THE MEMO,{DOZZIER} THAT THE SENATORS SAY IS SO BAD. We want to see it. Don’t delay it any longer.

  27. Sick! Remains of the Obama era. Obama started all this Transgender crap to hide him being gay and Michelle being a Transgender. I will be so glad when this comes out, but I am sure the Democrats hid it well.

  28. Any woman or man that would vote for this little traitor either hates their children, their families,Or they hate this country and the people who defend it! This woman should’ve been Imprisoned at the very least for the rest of her life.

  29. Its goal is probably lifetime medical benefits along with an undeserved healthy retirement. This is also a major slap in the face to all Veterans and active duty military personnel.

  30. He She it is a traitor. He She it committed treason while in uniform and should have been tried for treason found guilty and stood against a wall with the other traitors involved, Clinton and Obama and justice be done.
    I would bet Nancy Pelosi and the other dingbat demwits will get behind this traitorous piece of crap. We have to return to our core values and stop all this crazy sheis.
    To all my Marine brothers and Sisters, and the other branches serving this great nation well done and Semper Fi.

  31. You have got to be kidding!! So when do they let traders run for Congress? Leave it to the Democratic party to allow such a thing. I though the Democratic party used to be a party for the people. I guess that has changed!

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