GOP rep on Trump's Cummings tweets: 'I wouldn't be tweeting this way'

Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdGun control group plans to spend million in Texas in 2020 Trump to attend California fundraiser with Oracle chairman The Hill's Morning Report - Nearing witness vote, GOP rushes to acquit Trump MORE (R-Texas), the only African American Republican in the House of Representatives, said Sunday that he viewed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump endorses former White House physician Ronny Jackson for Congress Newly released emails reveal officials' panic over loss of credibility after Trump's Dorian claims Lindsey Graham thanks Trump, bemoans 'never-ending bull----' at South Carolina rally  MORE’s attacks on House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsLawmakers dedicate Oversight room to Cummings, unveil plaque Oversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings House wants documents on McEntee's security clearances MORE (D-Md.) as distinct from his attacks on four minority congresswomen but added, “I wouldn’t be tweeting this way.”

“I think these tweets are different from the ones a few days ago or a few weeks ago… when you tell someone to go back to Africa or whatever country, that’s in essence telling someone because you don’t look like them, that you are not American and you do not have self-worth,” Hurd said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Despite this, he said, “I wouldn't be doing this, I wouldn't be tweeting this way."

Hurd was one of only four House Republicans to vote for a resolution condemning the tweets in which Trump called on Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez cuts census ad with Lin-Manuel Miranda Bill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Industry group warns fracking ban could cost 7.5M jobs in US MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden, Klobuchar to address AIPAC via video Bill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Progressive group leader describes why Warren would be better than Sanders MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden, Klobuchar to address AIPAC via video Bill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Omar offers sneak peek at her forthcoming memoir MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyHome state candidates risk losing primaries Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — California monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus | Pence taps career official to coordinate response | Dems insist on guardrails for funding Bill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias MORE (D-Mass.) to “go back” to other countries.

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“My style is to talk about what unites us, not what divides us,” Hurd added.

Pressed on Trump’s tweets about Cummings, which called the congressman’s West Baltimore district “rat- and rodent-infested,” Hurd responded, "Of course you shouldn't…I don't think they're going to invite [Trump] to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game anytime soon.”

Hurd said Republicans would be better served by touting the effects of tax cuts and the Trump-era economy on economically-distressed areas such as parts of Baltimore.