WATCH: Lawmakers in both parties slam Obama commutation on Manning

A handful of senators denounce President Obama's decision to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 for leaking classified information to Wikileaks.


Obama "stabbed the American people in the back by pardoning a traitor," Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) told The Hill's Molly K. Hooper.

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) said he is "very disappointed” because “leaking of classified materials is a very serious offense, one that I take very seriously."

Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) joined Peters in criticizing President Obama's move, with Sullivan calling it "outrageous."