Ted Cruz to Offer Legislation to Use all Money Confiscated from El Chapo to Build the Wall

Sen Ted Cruz says that it would be fitting that all of El Chapo’s money that is seized and will be seized to go towards building the border wall to help stem the flow drugs coming into the United States.

Each year about 77,000 people in the United States die of overdoses, 90% of which comes in from Mexico, including heroin cut with fentanyl. The majority of fentanyl comes from China, which is one of the things President Trump has been insisting that China must do and that stops the flow of the deadly drug.

Sen Cruz calls his legislation The El Chapo Act.

From Breitbart News

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is once again proposing Mexican drug lords be forced to pay for President Trump’s border wall.

Cruz told TMZ in an interview posted Thursday that since drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life in prison, his $12.6 billion should be used to fund the wall on the southern border.

“I think the next step is to criminally forfeit his entire global criminal enterprise. It’s worth billions, and we should use every penny of that money to build the wall and secure the border. It’s why I introduced legislation, the El Chapo Act, to use that money to build the wall,” Cruz said.

He continued:

He ran a global, criminal cartel, and the department of justice has estimated he has an excess of twelve billion dollars. Now, finding those assets, getting those assets, won’t be easy, but we should and the Department of Justice will do its very best to do that, but we ought to use that money. It’s only fitting. He made that money trafficking narcotics illegally into this country. It’s only fitting that that money goes to secure the border and stop other traffickers like he was.