Republican Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX-23), and Democratic Beto O’Rourke (D-TX-16) have spent the last two days together in a car travelling from Texas to Washington D.C. after flights into the nation’s capital were cancelled due to snow.
The two have live-streamed their journey on Facebook Live and are encouraging other members of Congress to do the same. Hurd commented a road trip might be good for Paul Ryan and Chuck Schumer to experience.
Roll Call reported the duo travelled 970 miles on day one. Hurd and O’Rourke are expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. this afternoon about 5:30 local time.
The two have been answering constituent questions live on Facebook for the last two days during the ride.
Details: Car: 1999 Chevy Impala (rental)
Music: Willy Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen (REK according to Hurd), George Strait, Bobbie Fuller Four, Bruce Springsteen. and many, many others on a 1,600-mile road trip. Near the conclusion of their journey, Hurd asked O’Rourke, “Is there anything we haven’t talked about?” to which O’Rourke responded, “Probably.”
The House of Representatives vote is at 6:30 pm this afternoon.
Below: Due to a severe snowstorm in the Northeast which resulted in thousands of cancelled airline flights, Republican Will Hurd (left) and Democrat Beto O’Rourke (right) drove approximately 1600 miles together from San Antonio, Texas to Washington, D.C. in order to make it to D.C. in time to vote on pending legislation this evening in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Photo courtesy of Will Hurd.)