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Bipartisan road trip over! El Paso congressmen reach U.S. capitol

Bipartisan road trip: Republican Rep. Will Hurd and Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke reach U.S. capitol.

The long ride is over!

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Republican Rep. Will Hurd arrived safely in Washington, D.C. just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The two-day bipartisan road trip made headlines across the country.

The two Texas congressmen rented a Chevrolet Impala in San Antonio on Tuesday after attending a veterans' town hall together and Hurd's flight was canceled due to bad weather in the Northeast. O'Rourke proposed driving the long distance and Hurd agreed, after some consideration, "to show what unites us and not just talk about what divides us."

With viewers typing questions at them on Periscope and then Facebook Live, topics have ranged from veterans programs to the Republican health care bill, from the notion of microwave surveillance to fast-food condiments. They also discussed their favorite buddy cop movie.

The congressmen spoke with our sister station CBS4 live Wednesday at noon. O'Rourke and Hurd talked about the tight deadline, their budding bromance and the importance of bipartisanship.

The pair made it with plenty of time before the votes took place. Beto said they may have to use Hurd's experience as a former CIA officer to navigate traffic in Washington, D.C.

During the Q&A, CEO and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, even joined the livestream and even commented on their trip.


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