However as polls indicate, the majority of United States voters oppose the waste of billions of dollars to pander to right wing pundits, the conservative press and MAGA rally supporters. People voiced just such in response to Hurd’s remarks on CNN.
Some pointed out flaws in the Trump one-size fits all multi-million dollar prototypes that were already constructed and failed in testing.
Every mile of the border has it’s own geographical features and problems. Can’t put up a wall without specific requirements, needs unique to the geography of the land.
— MOreyna (@Mariaolgareyna2) January 9, 2019
A very fourteenth century idea.
— Pat (@PatriciaRoy246) January 10, 2019
Others voiced support for Hurd’s assessment.
More than a little stunned to hear an R I agree with.
— Nasty_007_ (@Nasty_007_) January 9, 2019
Finally some sense from a gop member.
— Moses Akopyan (@AkopyanMoses) January 9, 2019
This GOP rep from Texas makes sense and he’s from the border !
— DeMarr (@DKM09) January 9, 2019
Wow a sensible Republican…there are some left 🤔
— NJTWISTED (@NJTWISTED76) January 9, 2019
This Dem hopes 2 hear more sanity from Rep William Hurd-Repub-Ret. CIA Agent. He knows TX Border, State Dept & 21st century tech. security. Says RE-OPEN Govt, then debate. Fund: State Dept/Technology/ Ensure pay 2 border control & Coast Guard 2 seize drugs @ post offices/ports.
— AWanderer (@azwanderer2) January 10, 2019
Others suggested the GOP listen to their member of Congress who represents a border district.
— E. Duarte (@atxed1) January 9, 2019
— Shaddyshad34 (@shaddyshad34) January 10, 2019
However a few Trump supporters failed to understand the points Hurd made but were corrected.
— Major Beige (@MajorBeige) January 9, 2019
We’ve already done this. There are 600 miles of barriers already on the border.
— Raef de la Fayette (@RaefDLF) January 10, 2019
As Trump’s government shutdown tactic to gain his border wall funding approaches the third week, the President heads to the border for a photo-op to try to gain the support his presidential address on Tuesday failed to garner. If all other attempts to force Congress to give him the billions he wants fail, Trump stated he would likely declare a national emergency to bypass Congress.