Senator Ted Cruz has a great idea. Now that the infamous drug lord ‘El Chapo’ is headed to jail, why not use the billions the feds have confiscated from him to pay for the wall? It’s a win-win!
The Daily Wire reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz Proposes Unique Border Wall Solution: Make EL CHAPO Pay For It
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has a unique solution for Congress’ current border wall pickle.
Instead of requiring that the United States pay for the border wall out of taxpayer funds, and instead of dogging Mexico to pay for a border wall they feel is unnecessary, perhaps the United States could use some of the billions confiscated from convicted drug lord “El Chapo” to build the wall.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty Tuesday on all ten federal criminal counts against him, CNN reports, stemming from his time at the helm of the notorious Mexican drug cartel, Sinaloa. Each federal count carries a minimum of ten years in prison, and the top count — engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise — carries with it a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
During their pursuit of “El Chapo,” federal agents confiscated billions of dollars in cold hard cash, along with billions of dollars in more “solid” assets, including “gold-plated AK-47s and monogrammed, diamond-encrusted pistols.” By the time El Chapo was captured in 2016, federal agents had amassed a cache of more than $14 billion in seized assets.
Hopefully, Trump and the Senate GOP will consider this. It’s a logical solution.