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Texas GOP's Hurd calls for Trump to quit

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Congressman Will Hurd has become the first member of Texas' Republican congressional delegation to call for Donald Trump to quit his presidential bid.

The first-term congressman's district runs 800 miles along the border with Mexico. Hurd previously refused to endorse Trump -- but also had said Trump still had time to win his support.

Campaign manager Justin Hollis said Saturday that Hurd was releasing a statement saying he "cannot in good conscience support or vote for" someone who "degrades women, insults minorities" and has no plan to keep America safe.

Hurd adds that Trump bow out and make room "for a true conservative to beat Hillary Clinton."

An ex-CIA agent, Hurd is one of just three black Republicans in Congress.

His is Texas' only competitive congressional district in November.

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