GOP Rep: 'Building a Wall Is the Most Expensive and Least Effective Way to Do Border Security'

UNITED STATES - MARCH 20: Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, attends a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Longworth Building on Russian interference with the 2016 election featuring testimony by FBI Director James Comey and Director of the National Security Agency Adm. Mike Rogers, March 20, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

A Republican congressman who represents the border state of Texas, Will Hurd, told a town hall audience that “building a wall from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security.” The audience applauded. So a Texas Republican distances himself from his party’s president on one of his biggest campaign issues, and he gets applauded. Does this mean that the GOP is beginning to rethink the border wall?