Friday, August 11, 2017

The Anti-Wall Texas Republican Congressman


Congressman Will Hurd represents the 23rd District in Texas. That's border country stretching some eight hundred miles from San Antonio to El Paso. In point of fact, as Mother Jones notes, Hurd "represents more of the Mexican border than any other member of Congress."

Hurd is a Republican. He also spent nearly a decade working for the Central Intelligence Agency, including spending years undercover in Pakistan.

And this Republican with national security heft is adamantly opposed to President Trump's plans to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it "the most expensive and least effective way to do border security." He believes that "a better use of American taxpayer dollars" would be to invest in improving intelligence, hiring more Border Patrol agents, and increasing the use of technology like radar, drones and lidar.

It's an opposition message that Hurd is currently taking directly to his constituents. He's spending August holding town halls at Dairy Queens in his district - talking often of the wall.


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Hurd is non-white and wants more non-whites in the USA, so what about this is newsworthy?
Note also that Will Hurd is a co-chair "of the new Congressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus, "

Posted by: Ben Frank | Aug 12, 2017 6:58:05 AM

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