Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on Private Manning
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement regarding the commutation of Private Manning’s sentence:
“While brave soldiers were fighting overseas to protect our country, Private Manning was undermining their work and putting their lives at risk by exposing our most sensitive information,” said Bucshon. “President Obama’s commutation of Private Manning’s sentence is outrageous and a slap in the face to our military and intelligence communities. It also emboldens similar dangerous actions by bad actors in the future.”
Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.