Democrats yet again offered legislation to end the partial shutdown of the federal government without providing the border security money requested by the president. And, yet again, Texas’ Will Hurd was one of a handful of Republicans to stand with Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The measure, labeled H.R. 264, passed the House 240-188. Only eight Republicans joined with the Democrats, including Hurd. Every other Texas Republican voted against the measure.

This is the second time in two weeks that Hurd has broken with Republicans to join with Democrats in opposing President Trump’s border security initiative.

In a speech to the nation on Tuesday, Trump said, “The federal government remains shutdown for one reason and one reason only: Because Democrats will not fund border security.”

That is, the Democrats and Will Hurd.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of two books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."