State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley has stepped down.
He resigned Sunday after calling the military treatment of Army private Bradley Manning quote "ridiculous and stupid".
The following department statement is attributed to the office of the spokesman: "Given the impact of my remarks, for which I take full responsibility, I have submitted my resignation" to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a separate statement released simultaneously, Clinton said she had accepted the resignation "with regret."
Manning is accused of leaking classified information to whistleblowing website Wikileaks.