Twitter Reactions Are Far-Ranging Over Obama Commuting Chelsea Manning’s Sentence


Surprising news broke out this afternoon when it was announced that President Barack Obama, three days before leaving office, would commute the majority of Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Manning was serving a 35-year sentence over leaks she provided to WikiLeaks in 2010. She has served nearly seven years of that sentence and is due to be released in May.

Right away, reactions began pouring in on Twitter. As one would expect, those in the liberal and progressive community were extremely happy about the news:

Meanwhile, many conservatives presented a much more negative view towards the news:

There was also quite a bit of snark:

And WikiLeaks weighed in:

As did Edward Snowden:

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