Ted Cruz Has A Plan For Paying For Trump’s Border Wall: Use Money Seized From Drug Lords

Why didn’t conservatives vote for Ted Cruz? It just boggles my mind.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R – Tex.) wants to pay for Trump’s promised border wall with money seized from drug lords, like Mexico’s notorious El Chapo. In fact, the clever word games congressmen often play with bill titles has the bill being named directly after the escaping kingpin.

Cruz’s proposed $14 billion in funding is titled, “Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order” or EL CHAPO. U.S. prosecutors are currently seeking drug profits that belong to El Chapo as well as other assets to the tune of $14 billion.

“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,” Cruz said.

At the moment that money could help President Trump fund his “big, beautiful” wall which has been a sticking issue in recent weeks regarding the passage of a continuing resolution to keep the government from a “shut down.”

Congressional Democrats and some Republicans have said that any C.R. that includes funding for the wall is a non-starter and they will vote against it if it’s included.


One comment

  • The wall idea is dumb plain and simple. It is pure xenophobia and not sure why any Jewish would support this. Should Israel also ban those who speak Spanish. This movement claims to love Sephardim but this is going back to the old racism.

    How is this an idea for small government. On top of everything else in order to build this wall the government would have to seize all property near the border.

    Cruz shows himself everyday just to be a poor man’s Donald Trump. How anyone thinks this is someone to support at this point is beyond me.

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