Will Hurd and Beto O’Rourke Win Civility Award for Epic Road Trip
Congressmen Will Hurd (R-TX) and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) were awarded the 2018 Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life on Tuesday at the National Press Club in DC. The two Texas Congressmen received the honor after their “bipartisan road trip” last year, where they live streamed their friendly debates on immigration, health care, and other divisive issues of the day whilst on a 1,600-mile drive from Texas to Capitol Hill. The trip, which was cast and amplified via Facebook and Periscope and received national attention, took more than 36 hours and occurred after winter weather canceled flights to DC for several days. “It’s pretty wild that millions of people actually tuned in and watched two guys driving a car,” Hurd said. “But for those 36 hours — 36-hour trip, 31 hours in the car and 29 hours live streamed — we actually weren’t a Republican and a Democrat. We were just two dudes trying to get to work.” More here.