The problem with Ted Cruz’s Bill to use El Chapo’s seized assets to build the wall, is precisely that it is a bill. Instead the President can simply ORDER the money to be used that way. So why doesn’t he? Because Trump doesn’t want a wall, it was all just another campaign lie.
At this point, if I had to describe Trump I’d say he’s a no good yellow bellied snake toothed varmit.
El Chapo, the former head of Mexico’s monstrous Sinaloa Cartel, was extradited to the U.S. on Jan. 19 and awaits trial on 17 counts of international drug trafficking, weapons violations, and money-laundering.
“The estimates are that [El Chapo’s] criminal fortune is roughly worth about $14 billion,” Cruz said on Fox and Friends on Wednesday morning. “Coincidentally the estimates of the cost to build a wall range from $14 [billion] to $20 billion, so my legislation provides that if those assets are forfeited, those assets from El Chapo will go directly to building a wall and securing the border.”
The couch crew at Fox and Friends gushed over Cruz’s EL CHAPO Act, known formally as The Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act. They called it “pure genius” and a great way to make Mexico “indirectly build the wall.”