The Atlantic

A 'Bipartisan Road Trip' from Texas to Washington

After a storm hit the Northeast, Representative Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, and Representative Will Hurd, a Republican, decided to drive from San Antonio to the nation’s capital.
Source: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Texas Representatives Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd are on day two of their cross-country road trip to Washington, D.C. O’Rourke is a Democrat and Hurd is a Republican, and on Tuesday, they decided to drive in a rented Chevy Impala from San Antonio to the nation’s capital after a snowstorm hit the Northeastern United States, leading to widespread flight cancellations.

In an apparent bid to generate feel-good headlines, O’Rourke and Hurd are livestreaming the roughly 1,600 mile trip on Facebook in what they have called a “cross country town hall.” The pair stopped off for "for a brief siesta" last night, according to an aide for congressman

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic2 min read
A Virginia Church Pivots to Drive-In
On Sunday morning in Sandy Level, Virginia, about an hour southeast of Roanoke, upbeat gospel music blares from speakers as cars pull past the sign that advertises the drive-in church. Churchgoers tune into 87.9 FM and honk their horns in greeting. T
The Atlantic7 min readPolitics
Trump’s Warped Definition of Free Speech
The president is attempting to bring social-media platforms into his authoritarian infrastructure—or otherwise censor them.
The Atlantic12 min read
How Fitness Will Change Forever
Quarantine reminded us that we could work out anywhere. But “anywhere” is not a place we go to do important things.