The terror attack in Manchester, England shows that the work of the intelligence community in the U.S. is of vital importance, according to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.
"It explains to people in the United States of America why we're so intertwined and dependent on our intelligence… The intel community in the United States of America, working with the UK and other allies, work 24/7 trying to keep us safe, making sure these things can be prevented," Manchin said in an appearance Tuesday on CNN's "New Day."
"You're going to have these horrific accidents and horrific tragedies being committed and trying to disrupt our lives, but our intelligence community is someone we have to put trust in," he said.
The attack shows the importance of collaboration with allies, Manchin added.
"I think it even shows the importance of why we should be working closer together, why we should be giving them the tools they need and basically encourage this interaction that we have among the international intelligence community," he said.
Last week, Manchin called on President Donald Trump to repair his relationship with the intelligence community. "The president needs to patch this up," Manchin said in an interview with Tucker Carlson, according to Fox News.
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