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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

Rep. Ratcliffe on President Obama’s Decision to Commute Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence

January 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s decision to commute the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning:

“President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s remaining prison sentence shows, yet again, an alarming refusal to put national security ahead of politics. Allowing anyone who’s exposed our nation’s most sensitive information to get off easy certainly isn’t how we prevent Americans’ safety from being jeopardized again. We simply can't afford to play games with anyone who's engaged in such treachery.”

Ratcliffe serves on the House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees and is a former terrorism prosecutor in the Department of Justice.