Chelsea Manning Senate Run May Be Going Up in Flames — She Just Announced She’s ‘Hit Rock Bottom’

When Chelsea Manning announced she was running for Senate, there weren’t a lot of people who took it seriously. Then came the campaign ad about challenging the system, proving that even a soldier who desecrates their oath can make a bid for higher office.

Manning’s platform positions are all over the place. One minute, she’s tweeting about closing prisons. The next minute, she’s calling for “unconditional health care” for everyone.

Recently, Manning took fire for the following photo:

In an explanation to the Daily Beast, Manning said she was attempting to infiltrate the “alt-right.”

“Charlottesville was a wakeup call for me. I saw how these people will actually kill us, and we need to do something about it. I felt like I hadn’t done enough. I just can’t sit and watch everything get worse,” Manning explained.

The blowback from the image appeared to tarnish Manning.

On Tuesday, she tweeted about how she’s “hit rock bottom” since:

Manning’s show of instability amid her run for Senate isn’t a good look. Regardless, she hasn’t said that she has plans to drop out just yet. But with such tweets, Manning’s opponent, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), probably doesn’t have much to be concerned over.


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