Texas Senator Ted Cruz Wants El Chapo To Pay For Trump’s Wall
While Trump wants Mexico to pay for the wall, Texas Senator Ted Cruz would rather have one individual from Mexico pay for it instead.
While Congress and the President are busy bickering over how to make Mexico pay for the wall, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is busy creating an interesting and different way to pay for the wall.
On Tuesday, Senator Cruz proposed the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act. Through this bill, money seized through Mexican drug lords like El Chapo could then be used to pay for President Trump's border wall. In the proposal, the government would seek "the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo." Those funds would then be used to secure the border and construct Trump's wall.
El Chapo, full name Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Lorea, was extradited to the United States three months ago to face charges in the U.S.
Here's what Senator Cruz had to say about his proposed bill:
“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border. Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities. We must also be mindful of the impact on the federal budget. By leveraging any criminally forfeited assets of El Chapo and his ilk, we can offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
Red more about this at the Daily Mail.