Senator Manchin just lost it on his Democratic colleagues with this epic rant

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Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia has been a thorn in the side of the liberal Democratic agenda.

The Senator has stood up against LGBTQ ideology and has been standing up for American energy independence

Now Manchin is showing his frustration with his Democrat colleagues over this major crisis.

Over 35,000 aliens with criminal records crossed the border in 2023

Joe Biden and officials in his administration are overseeing the worst border conditions in the history of our country. 

The President has been ignoring the problem for nearly 3 years, and when he’s asked about it, he pretends nothing is happening. 

But the House Committee on Homeland Security just released some “startling stats.”

According to the “fact sheet” released by House Republicans in October, Customs and Border Patrol Agents saw a 100 percent increase in the number of encounters with illegal immigrants in 2023 compared to 2019. 

And it’s not just asylum seekers who are coming into the country.

“In FY2023, 169 individuals whose names appear on the terrorist watchlist were stopped trying to cross the US-Mexico border between ports of entry. 18 were apprehended in September alone,” their report says. 

It adds that over 35,000 criminal aliens were apprehended and nearly 600 of them are “known gang members.”

Now, one Democrat lawmaker is speaking out about this historic problem.

Manchin says DC lawmakers aren’t acting fast enough on border

In an interview on CBS News, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin showed his growing frustration over a lack of funding to fix the border. 

The Democrat said that he expected that legislators would have finished work on a bill in 2023.

“We were told before Christmas, we’re going to stay here and get this done,” he told Margaret Brennan.

But then he says, “all of a sudden” Congress was dismissed. 

 “Ok, you can go home now, because we’re getting some language done now, but we’re writing, putting pen to it. We’re going to come back, and, as soon as we come back…we’ll have something,” Manchin said he was told in December.

“Now, this is the second week,” and still nothing has been done, according to Manchin.

“This is the greatest crisis we’re facing right now…and it’s dangerous,” he stressed.

Then Manchin went onto suggest that Joe Biden could fix the problem on his own—if he wanted to. 

Biden should “declare an emergency” over border conditions

“If Congress cannot do its job…the President has to step forward and declare an emergency,” he told Brennan. The Democrat says that lawmakers are too concerned with making the language “perfect.”

“Perfect is the enemy of good, it’s just not perfect enough for” either party and we’ve gotten to the point where we can’t handle what’s happening already.

Manchin also suggested the idea of suspending the catch and release tactic that is currently being employed. 

“I don’t believe there should be any more paroles at the border until we can get a handle on what’s going on…it’s just extremely bad right now,” he said.

The West Virginia Senator isn’t the lone Democrat turning his back on Biden right now. 

In December, John Fetterman also spoke out saying that his colleagues shouldn’t view a border plan as “xenophobic” and urged them to act. 

“You essentially have Pittsburgh showing up there at the border,” Fetterman said.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.