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Friday, January 18, 2019

Congressman Will Hurd of Texas is an increasingly lonely voice in the "build the wall" Republican Party of Donald Trump. A 41-year-old former undercover CIA officer, Hurd represents one of the largest congressional districts in America, Texas' 23rd, a vast expanse of land roughly the size of Georgia that stretches from San Antonio to El Paso. Hurd's district includes 820 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, more than any other member of the House of Representatives. But if you're expecting Hurd, who was narrowly re-elected to a third term last year, to support President Trump's "big, beautiful wall" and stand with the decision to partially shut down the federal government over the fight, you've got it all wrong. Trump's border crisis is a "myth," Hurd tells Rolling Stone, and a wall made of cement or steel slats is a "third-century solution to a 21st-century problem."



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Trump's border crisis is a "myth,"'

And there you have it. Find some other reason to starve members of our Armed Services.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-18 03:33 PM | Reply

Congressman Will Hurd of Texas... reflects what polls tell us about most people who actually live on both sides of the border; Trump's Wall is a farce and they don't want it.

Especially since there are already a lot of walls, just not in the flood plain where Trump wants to build.... which is against a 1970 treaty with Mexico.

Of course, they aren't concerned about keeping brown people offa their lawn. They trade and marry and live with their neighbors.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-18 03:40 PM | Reply

Nine congressional representatives serve the districts that line the 2,000-mile southern border. They are men, women, freshman politicians and Washington veterans. The Democrats among them span liberal ideologies, while one of them is a Republican.

But they all have one thing in common: each is against President Donald Trump's border wall.

"It's a 4th-century solution to a 21st century problem," said Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat and one of the lawmakers along the southern border who voted against funding the wall.

Gonzalez doesn't oppose border security. He said, "Nobody wants stronger border control than me." But he's against adding to the existing border wall because he doesn't "think it brings real border security and it comes at a major cost to taxpayers".

CBS News

Some will say they're mostly Democrats, but if things are as bad as Trump says then where is the concern from constituents along the border? No demands for their representatives, no voting out of office, no protests, no letter/email writing campaigns...

They sure care a lot less than Trump does, and they live there. Oh and they don't want their land expropriated, and they don't want border towns cut off from each other.

#3 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-01-18 04:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good article. I came here to post it and then saw you already had:

All nine representatives who represent border areas in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California oppose the wall, but Hurd is the only Republican. (Only two senators in all of those states -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) -- support the wall.)

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-19 11:56 PM | Reply


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#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-01-20 04:59 AM | Reply

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