U.S. Marine Blasts Sen. Manchin on Spending in Viral Video!
The West Virginia Democrat responded this morning on Fox and Friends, followed by the Marine veteran himself, Shaun Adkins.
A concerned Marine veteran took on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) at a recent town hall event in West Virginia. The video of his passionate remarks (seen in the clip above) has since gone viral.
"Right now in Washington, you guys are spending money at an alarming pace. It's unsustainable. If it doesn't get fixed, if somebody doesn't do something to stop it, we will sink," said Shaun Adkins at the Town Hall. "That's very troubling. We send billions of dollars a year to other countries, many of whom who want to kill us, okay? While we have kids in our own country that are going to bed hungry at night."
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Earlier this morning, Fox and Friends gave Manchin a chance to respond publicly to Adkins. The senator agreed with Adkins' concerns, saying spending in Washington is "out of kilter." (Watch the full interview below.)
Later in the show, Gretchen Carlson talked to Adkins (video at the top), asking him if he was satisfied with Manchin's response. He called out Manchin specifically for his stance on coal mining, which is a major part of the state's economy. Manchin claims to be at odds with the Obama administration on coal cuts, saying he had a "good dialogue" going with Obama that was shut down after he became president.
Adkins, however, pointed out that Manchin, as governor in 2009, signed into law a cap-and-trade bill that "basically requires us to cut 25 percent of our coal usage by 2025," which "sounds to me a lot like one of Obama's policies."
He said that he wants other people to see the video and realize that they need to pay attention to what's going on in government and hold elected officials accountable.
"So many times I think people look at government like it's something distant from them or it's something that they don't want to have anything to do with. And a lot of times politicians take advantage of that. They tell us what we want to hear," said Adkins.