The Hill reports:
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) on Monday became the first GOP lawmaker to publicly condemn recent tweets from President Trump as “racist.” Speaking to CNN host Christiane Amanpour, Hurd not only said Trump’s tweets were “racist” and “xenophobic,” but also labeled them “inaccurate.”
“The four women he is referring to are actually citizens of the United States, three of the four were born here,” Hurd said. “It’s also a behavior thats unbecoming of the leader of the free world.”
The attacks from Trump were widely condemned by Democratic lawmakers as racist, though few Republicans have spoken out and those who did stopped short of calling them racist. Hurd pointed out that he is the only black Republican in the House and that he goes into communities “that most Republicans don’t show up.”
Back in May, Hurd was one of only eight House Republicans to vote for the Equality Act, after which the Liberty Counsel announced their plan to oppose his reelection.
JUST IN: Rep. @HurdOnTheHill (R, Texas) tells me that he believes President Trump’s tweets on Sunday “were racist and xenophobic.”
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) July 15, 2019