Skip to comments.Senator Ted Cruz suggests El Chapo pays for border wall
Posted on 01/10/2019 2:53:13 AM PST by yoe
Its day 18 of the partial government shutdown, and still no deal in sight to end it. And Democrats insist, they will not fund the wall.
But one very well-known Texas Republican says he may have the answer.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz says theres one Mexican in particular he wants to foot the bill for President Trumps border wall.
We should take the money criminally forfeited by El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord, and from any other drug lords, and use that money to pay for building a wall, to pay for securing the border.
Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo, is on trial in New York. Hes accused of international drug trafficking and conspiracy to murder.
The Justice Department wants to put El Chapo behind bars for life and wants $14 billion dollars in criminal penalties.
Cruz says his bill, the El Chapo Act, would take that money and use it to pay for President Trumps border wall.
The shutdown will end, the government will fully reopen.
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Go for it.... Confiscated drug money...let the demonrats fight for the killer.
The Democrats are about one thing only, hating Trump. They will never give Trump any victory.
Nothing else matters to them. Not policy, not special interest, not even self-interest.
The government will be shut down through 2021 unless Republicans cave.
The people will go against Democrats if they do not support this plan!
I think this idea is an answer we have been waiting for. Excellent and what, exactly is to prevent the Chapo money from being used to prevent further deaths from DODs? I think it is, actually, a brilliant idea!
The ultimate irony. Use drug money to stop the drugs
But (there is always a but)
El Chapo isnt convicted yet. He hasnt exhausted his appeals yet. And then you have to collect the money (usually not easy to do with these drug lords that have ways of hiding their money).
No, the Democrats must be beaten in to submission and be made to do the right thing no matter how loudly their cry.
WE cant wait another ten years for El Chapo to work through our system of justice.
....it’s been funding border security for years...millions of dollars are confiscated weekly at crossing stations GOING BACK TO MEXICO! Check out a TV Show called “border wars”..they smuggle in drugs and smuggle out cash by the millions
I know tons of you hate this man, but I love this guy.
I voted 3 times to get him in the senate.
El Chapo and his ilk are the ones paying the Democrats not to build the wall.
Anyone recall El Chapo putting a contract out on Trumps life during the election? I do.
Stop talking about it, Ted, that us worth nothing.
Write the bill, vote on it.
Here ya go..
We should probably assume Cruz includes a provision to build it now based on future collections from El Chapo. (Seems like the entire Federal gubmint works that same way.)
If this works, great. But if he wants to more simply defeat the Dems we dont want to waste money bromide, try to take it from their expanded foreign aid request ($12B).
Bottom line -
This tries to frame the essential argument: Wall vs Never-Wall.
Away from: govt open vs shutdown
One minor tweak to bill renders Dem obstruction meaningless - make it a bill to reimburse the Defense Department for any wall construction costs that occur after Trump invokes its necessity as a national emergency and issues an executive order for the military to build it.
While yawl are at it, confiscate George Soros's bank wad for be a treasonous seditious commie that is try to over throw our republic.
As the old saying goes, fight fire with fire.
Great job Senator Cruz.
Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas. I could live or die for that.
Are you sure that money didnt go into the general fund?
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