Texas congressmen Facebook Live road trip to Washington, DC

SAN ANTONIO (KXAN) — A Republican and Democrat are stuck together in a car on a 1,600-mile road trip.

It’s not the start of a joke, but the reality for two Texas congressmen forced to drive to Washington, D.C. from San Antonio because of the winter storm hitting the Northeast. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, got a late start after getting stuck in traffic around Waco.

Just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, the congressmen were approaching the Texas-Arkansas border, about 60 miles west of Texarkana.

They’re using the “bipartisan road trip” as an opportunity to answer questions from their constituents on Facebook Lives throughout the trip, and they’re planning to do as many as possible. A request from Hurd and O’Rourke: send them your favorite road trip songs and places they should see along the way.

Republican Hurd represents Texas’ 23rd congressional district, which stretches from San Antonio to the outskirts of El Paso, and Democrat O’Rourke’s 16th congressional district covers the city of El Paso and surrounding area.

Will Hurd and Beto O'Rourke before their cross country trip to Washington, D.C. (Congressman Beto O'Rourke Facebook Photo)
Will Hurd and Beto O’Rourke before their cross country trip to Washington, D.C. (Congressman Beto O’Rourke Facebook Photo)

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s