Ted Cruz has a great idea to fund the border wall and is now explaining exactly how it would work.
Newsweek reported that Senator Ted Cruz is asking his supporters to “sign up” to become “citizen cosponsors” of a dead-on-arrival bill he wrote that looks to use money seized from Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, commonly known as El Chapo, to pay for a border wall.
Once a “citizen co-sponsor” submits their name, phone number and email address to Cruz, they’re led to a page asking them to “ensure more conservative victories in the future” by setting up a monthly donation to his campaign fund.
The fundraising request disguised as a petition stems from an idea that Cruz has floated since at least April of 2017, which he calls the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act (EL CHAPO). The act would take the $14 billion in assets that the U.S. government is currently trying to seize from the leader of one of the world’s largest drug rings and use it to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Cruz spoke to Daily Caller and created a video, in order to share how his plan would work.
Watch the video:
From Daily Caller
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz explained how he intends to get notorious drug lord and gangster ‘El Chapo’ to pay for the southern border wall with Mexico.
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. 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.
His net worth at the time of arrest was $14 billion.
President Donald Trump is asking for $5.7 billion for the construction of a southern border wall. The federal government is in the midst of a government shutdown over funding for such security measures.