Ted Cruz Wants Recently Convicted Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ To Fund Border Wall
As Congress negotiates the new border security plan with President Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has come up with his own solution to pay for the infamous wall at the Mexican-American border.
On Tuesday, Cruz proposed a bill, first introduced in 2017, that would call for the use of Mexican drug lord, ‘El Chapo’s seized assets to bring Trump’s vision to life. Cruz celebrated ‘El Chapo’s conviction on twitter.
“America’s justice system prevailed today in convicting Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts,” Cruz tweeted. “U.S. prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug profits and other assets from El Chapo which should go towards funding out the wall to Secure The Boarder.”
According to Time, the bill, entitled Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order or the “El Chapo Act”, calls to seize any money and assets forfeited by ‘El Chapo’ and any other convicted drug lords for the use of wall funding.
‘El Chapo’ was convicted of all charges related to drug trafficking and is expected to be sentenced to life in prison on June 25.