Texas GOP rep blasts wall as expensive, ineffective

Texas GOP rep blasts wall as expensive, ineffective
© Greg Nash

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is criticizing President Trump's push to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

“Building a wall is the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border,” Hurd said in a statement late Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.

“Each section of the border faces unique geographical, cultural, and technological challenges that would be best addressed with a flexible, sector-by-sector approach that empowers the agents on the ground with the resources they need.”

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Trump signed an executive order Wednesday on his central campaign promise that directs federal agencies to begin constructing a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
 
It was one of two executive orders on border security that Trump signed during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security.
 
Hurd represents a district including miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. He said it is "impossible" to build a wall in some parts of his district.

“Big Bend National Park and many areas in my district are perfect examples of where a wall is unnecessary and would negatively impact the environment, private property rights and economy,” Hurd said.

Instead, he promoted an "intelligence-led approach."