MSNBC’s Haake on Rep. Hurd’s Retirement: ‘The Republican House Conference Now Is Almost Entirely Just White Men’

‘So now Republicans lose a credible voice on border issues’


HAAKE: "It’s really hard to overstate. The fact that Republicans will almost certainly lose that seat in Texas is probably the smallest of the implications here. Hurd was the last Republican representing any stretch of the U.S./Mexico border, so now Republicans lose a credible voice on border issues. And as Abby pointed out, he is also the only African-American member of the Republican Conference. There is only about a dozen women left in the Republican Conference in the House. The Republican House Conference now is almost entirely just white men. If you’re a party who is trying to expand the map anywhere else, losing someone like Will Hurd is really just disastrous for Republicans in the House."

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