(Lehigh Valley, PA) Representative Charlie Dent released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning:
"President Obama's commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence sends a perilous and disturbing message of utter disrespect to our men and women in uniform, our intelligence community, and the families of those whose lives were put at risk as a result of PFC Manning's treacherous actions. Classified information should be treated with the utmost sensitivity by all entrusted with such access, and this action unfortunately stands as yet another attack against our national security personnel and the rules that protect us at home and abroad."
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