Republican Rep. Will Hurd (Texas) is pushing back on President Trump’s claims of a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling the hype around illegal border crossings a “myth.”
“It is a myth,” Hurd told Rolling Stone in an interview published Friday. He also called Trump’s long-desired border wall a “third-century solution to a 21st-century problem.”
“What I always say is building a wall from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security,” Hurd said.
Hurd, a former undercover CIA officer, is the only lawmaker representing a border district who is a Republican. His district is one of the largest in the country, with the Texas 23rd Congressional District including 820 miles of border between San Antonio and El Paso.
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