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.”

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."