Chelsea Manning Goes After Kamala Harris, Joy Reid on Twitter

Chelsea Manning posts Instagram Photo at White House / Instagram

Chelsea Manning posts Instagram photo at White House / Instagram


Chelsea Manning went after MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday for defending Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) on Twitter.

The spat started when Reid criticized a Mic article that said "Democratic rising star" Harris has a problem with progressive, left-wing supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who are unsure whether she is sufficiently liberal.

Reid then called out a Twitter user who said that Harris is too tied to corporate donors.

That's when Manning, a transgender activist and former Army intelligence analyst who was imprisoned for leaking troves of U.S. government secrets, joined the discussion to castigate both Reid and Harris for being "just more of the same."

"We need strong, unapologetic unity now," she added."

When another Twitter user defended Harris, Manning, a transgender woman, accused the California Democrat of not being genuinely supportive of transgender people.

This is not the first incident involving Reid and Manning. Last week, Reid repeatedly tweeted about Manning in what some observers called "transphobic" comments.

Manning, who used to be known as Bradley Manning, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified U.S. government documents, which WikiLeaks then published. Former President Barack Obama commuted most of Manning's sentence before leaving office, and Manning was released in May after serving seven years in prison.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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