Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Energy: Perry to step down as Energy secretary | Future of big-game hunting council up in the air | Dems lose vote against EPA power plant rule Senate Dems lose forced vote against EPA power plant rule Schumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever MORE (D-W.Va.) said early Tuesday that the deadly bombing in Manchester, Great Britain, illustrates the deep importance of the U.S. intelligence community working closely with the United Kingdom. 

"It explains to people in the United States of America why we're so intertwined and dependent on our intelligence," Manchin, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

"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 among the international intelligence community."

Manchin's comments came hours after a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens more. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on Tuesday.