Texas Republican hammers Trump for saying we need a border wall: 'It is a myth'
Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) has given an interview with Rolling Stone reporter Andy Kroll in which he takes a hammer to President Donald Trump and other Republicans who insist that we need a massive wall to solve the supposed "crisis" at the southern American border.

When asked by Kroll whether it drove him "crazy" to see the government shut down over Trump's border wall, Hurd replied that it did before explaining why all this fuss over the wall was such a waste of time.

"In some places, a physical barrier is a helpful tool," he said. "But you can’t use the same tool over every single mile. Let’s be efficient. What I always say is building a wall from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security."

Despite this, Kroll pointed out that the government has nonetheless endured a record-long shutdown over what amounts to "steel slats and cement."

"It is a myth," Hurd said of the need for the wall. "That’s why we’ll continue to talk about how we solve this problem, operate within the Secure Fence Act, double down on our ports of entry, because that’s where most of the illegal drugs come in, that’s where most people are surrendering. We’ll use technology and address root causes in Mexico with a Marshall Plan for Central America. You do those things, put that together, it’s a big package, but it’s also what is needed in order to make sure our country is safe."

Read the whole interview here.