Is the United States going to defund the police? As protests against the murder of George Floyd continued this week, demonstrators took to the streets to demand that politicians address systemic racism by defunding America’s police forces.

Rep. Will Hurd joined the show to explain why, rather than defunding, a combination of police reform, promoting best practices, and giving police chiefs the power to fire bad cops is the best way to address police abuse. He also discussed diversity within the Republican Party and the role of race in the 2020 election.

Rep. Hurd has represented Texas’ 23rd congressional district since 2014. Prior to serving in Congress, he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for nine years. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he majored in computer science.

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