Will Hurd: ‘Building a Wall from Sea to Shining Sea Is the Most Expensive and Least Effective Way To Do Border Security’

‘I know a few things about stopping bad guys’

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HURD: “There's a little thing that we care about in the great state of Texas, and that’s called private property rights. And there is going to be a couple of people — (applause) — there's going to be a few ranchers that have an opinion on this topic. And, look, I represent 820 miles of the border. I represent 29 counties, two time zones. It takes ten and a half hours for me to drive from one part of my district to the other at 80 miles an hour, which is actually the speed limit in most of the district. I found out recently it’s not the speed limit in all of the districts. And I spent almost a decade, nine and a half years as an undercover officer in the CIA. I was the dude in the back alleys at 4:00 in the morning collecting intelligence on threats to our homeland, stopping terrorists, preventing Russians from stealing our secrets, putting nuclear weapon proliferators out of business. (Applause) So I know a few things about stopping bad guys. And building a wall from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security.”

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