Texas Republican and Democrat taking road trip back to D.C.

SAN ANTONIO – What do you get when a Republican and Democrat take a cross-country road trip together? Apparently, a lot of Facebook Lives!

That’s exactly what happened when Texas Congressmen Will Hurd and Beto O’Rourke hopped into a rental car and headed north from San Antonio to Washington, D.C.

Hurd, a San Antonio Republican, and O’Rourke, an El Paso Democrat, were at an event in the Alamo City on Monday as a blizzard rolled toward the East Coast. Because of this, both men’s flights back to D.C. were canceled.

When the bipartisan pair realized this, they decided to rent a car together Tuesday morning and hold multiple Facebook Live town halls during their road trip, according to CBS News.

Through at least five Facebook town halls (so far!) both Hurd and O’Rourke answered all viewers’ questions, from personal ones, like their favorite foods, to the tougher questions, like immigration.

So far, the duo has stopped in Austin, where they visited a mutual friend at the Texas Tribune and dropped by the South by Southwest conference. They even got stuck in traffic outside of Waco and started asking viewers for drive-thru suggestions.

Their trip started around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, and the two are expected to arrive in Washington D.C. in time for House votes on Wednesday night, according to CBS News.

To watch all of the duo’s cross-country videos, you can visit O’Rourke’s Facebook Page

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