Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suggested drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to pay for a wall at the southern border of the United States. He explained how to get notorious drug lord and gangster ‘El Chapo’ to pay.
El Chapo was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 to face charges related to running one of the most notorious drug cartels in the world.
Cruz asked his supporters to become co-sponsors of a bill that would use the $14 billion that the U.S. government seized from El Chapo to pay for the wall.
Cruz has reintroduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act, or EL CHAPO Act, to Congress. The bill would designate any money and assets seized from notorious gangster Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and allocate them for the construction of the border wall, according to Daily Caller.
“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,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement.
The Texas senator said that leveraging criminally forfeited assets from El Chapo and other Mexican cartel members and drug dealers can “offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
Cruz had previously expressed support for a bill that supports $25 billion dollars for the border wall, and appears to be using the El Chapo act to raise funds.
In the video below, Cruz explains how the legislation works.
This is reportedly not the first time Cruz has used creative means to get campaign funds. According to Newsweek, Cruz sent donation requests to people in Texas in envelopes that were disguised as legal summonses.