Peter King: ’35 Years Isn’t Long Enough’ For Chelsea Manning [VIDEO]

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Congressman Peter King blasted President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence during Fox News’ Wednesday broadcast of “Outnumbered.”

Peter King (Getty Images)

Peter King (Getty Images)

“It’s absolutely shameful, indefensible and disgraceful,” the New York Republican stated. “Manning cost lives in Afghanistan, put American lives at risk, put the lives of our allies’ sources on the ground at risk.”


“We’ve seen a number of reports that there were killings and murders because of what he leaked out.”

“It’s absolutely indefensible,” he reiterated. “How [could] the president cold do this, after denouncing WikiLeaks for the last six weeks for allegedly what they did during the campaign?”

“To be honest 35 years isn’t long enough,” King added in closing. “Real lives were lost here.”

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