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‘Bipartisan road trip’ — Congressmen share 1,600-mile drive to DC


In what could be called “Road Trip: Congress Edition,” two Texas lawmakers from across the aisle are getting behind the wheel for the 1,600-mile journey to Washington.

“My flight to D.C. got cancelled because of weather,” Rep. Will Hurd (R) told San Antonio’s KABB-TV on Tuesday, “And Beto suggested, why don’t we just drive?”

So Hurd, 39, and his 44-year-old colleague, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D), noshed on some breakfast tacos before hopping in a rented Chevy Impala. The two embarked on their marathon trek from the Lone Star State to D.C. Tuesday, the same morning a snowstorm pressed down on the East Coast, cancelling more than 8,000 flights.

{mosads}The unlikely pair appear to be making the most of their time together, calling the expedition a “bipartisan road trip” and answering questions along the way as they livestream parts of it on social media.

“I know that the country’s divided right now, and there are some serious questions we have to answer,” Hurd said before hitting the road. (The congressional duo is splitting driving duties.) “But to be able to take a day and a half and show that we can actually get together, I think would be a great example for the country.”

O’Rourke has floated a challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) next year, telling The Texas Tribute in January, “It’s very likely that I will run for Senate in 2018.”

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