You would think the elected representatives on capital hill threw the word “bipartisan” out of their vocabulary years ago, but two congressmen decided to show that isn’t the case with them.
Two Texas congressmen, Republican Will Hurd and Democrat Beto O’Rourke, chose to carpool together from San Antonio, Texas, back to Washington D.C. after trouble occurred with their flight schedules, according to local news affiliate KSAT 12. Instead of playing the license plate game or 20 questions, the two decided to make it a productive trip.
Hurd and O’Rourke broadcast the trip on Facebook Live while taking turns talking policy, even phoning in other officials to jump in on the conversation from their rented Chevrolet Impala. Back in Hurd’s district, the move was met with positive responses.
“I think it’s good for America,” said Ed Barry, a constituent of the 23rd district in Texas. “I think it’s good that we can see some coming together instead of this pulling us apart thing.”
“It’s good they get together, talk,” said another. “It’s the way it ought to be.”
Even Mark Zuckerberg himself jumped into the discussion, praising their use of Facebook Live for their display of behavior.
“This is a great use of Facebook Live for civic engagement. Good luck making it to DC on time,” the Facebook founder wrote in the comment section.
Who knew a rented Chevrolet Impala could evoke so many feelings.