Two Texas lawmakers are embarking on what they have dubbed a “bipartisan road trip” after inclement weather in the nation’s capital altered their travel plans.
Reps. Will Hurd (R) and Beto O’Rourke (D) posted on their social media pages that they would take “a marathon 24-hour trip” to Washington, D.C., together in a rental car due to the snowstorm that hit the northeast.
Hurd and O’Rourke live-streamed their trip, discussing areas of agreement, such as Star Wars, and areas of disagreement, such as health care.
“This is an opportunity for us to share two different perspectives,” Hurd told San Antonio’s KABB-TV Tuesday.
The two men even did a “cross country town hall,” taking questions from viewers. They also took suggestions for stops they should make on their trip.
They also shared a video of their stop at a Texas Whataburger.
“Whataburger unites us,” O’Rourke joked.
After they ordered their burgers, Hurd told viewers that they wanted to prove people can “disagree without being disagreeable.”
Facebook user Luz Ofelia Garcia called the members of Congress “a breath of fresh air.”
“[T]hanks for showing us that Republicans and Democrats can work together,” Garcia said.