Senator Ted Cruz introduced into the Senate the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act the purpose of which is to fund the border wall with illicit funds seized from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and other drug lords.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 25, 2017
Below is an excerpt of Senator Cruz’s Press Release:
Bill reserves billions in potential assets forfeited as a result of the criminal prosecution of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Lorea “El Chapo” and other drug lords to pay for border security…
‘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,’ said Sen. Cruz. ‘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….’
How ironic is it that Senator Cruz’s news broke about the same time that Progressives went in celebratory mode after a California district judge issued a temporary order blocking President Donald Trump from withholding federal funding to sanctuary cities. Senator Cruz is on to something here and he knows it.
I can’t wait to hear Progressives complain about this. Thank goodness, they don’t have the Senate and the House, they’d probably make a deal with this thug.
Cross-posted on Grumpy Opinions.