Democrats are really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Chelsea Manning, the transgender former US Army soldier whose prison sentence for leaking classified documents was famously commuted by Barack Obama, has filed to run for US Senate.
The Federal Election commission website shows a Jan. 11 filing in Maryland for “Chelsea Manning for US Senate,” the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
According to the filing, Manning is registered as a Democrat, suggesting she plans to challenge Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) in the primary.
Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, was arrested in 2010 and convicted in 2013 for using her position as an Army intelligence analyst to leak sensitive information to WikiLeaks.
The polemic figure was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison. Following President Obama’s sentence commutation last January, Manning was released in May.
Since being freed, the former soldier has pursued life as a woman and maintained an active presence on Twitter, often making controversial statements.
On Tuesday, Manning protested Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with by tweeting “F**k the police.”
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 9, 2018
On Wednesday, Manning called Immigration and Customs Enforcement “the new Gestapo” in response to ICE’s nationwide raids of 7-Eleven convenience stores.
Ben Cardin is Maryland’s senior senator, serving since 2007. He sits on several committees and is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The news of Manning’s candidacy provoked a wave of outrage on Twitter.
BREAKING: Chelsea Manning — a convicted criminal who leaked 700,000 government files & hates the police — is running for the US Senate, Maryland.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 13, 2018
If he wins, that state is doomed. Not that it hasn’t already been headed down that path. pic.twitter.com/MjwLEvfM5y
— Lily ? (@FreeSpeechLily) January 13, 2018
How can this traitor even have a right to run for any public office ?
— Bjork53 (@burk_burk4) January 13, 2018
— I am right (@stevelawilliams) January 13, 2018
Anyone who votes for her/him needs psychiatric help.
— Sheila (@Sheila45005286) January 13, 2018
IF THE PEOPLE OF MARYLAND VOTE FOR THIS HE/SHE CHELSEA MANNING THEN THEY WILL GET WHAT THEY DESERVE. SHE HATES POLICE, WHITE PEOPLE, FREE SPEECH AND WORKING ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE UNITED STATES AS WE KNOW IT??
— anne (@USA1940) January 13, 2018
Yet another dem lib who should be behind bars for putting our national security at risk , sorry excuse for a human…nice work Obonehead
— Victor Salvia (@VictorSalvia1) January 13, 2018