CNN is a disgusting mess. Just when you think they can’t possibly go any lower they manage to do just that. This time it was the news network’s passive aggressive pushback against Senator Ted Cruz’s brilliant idea to utilize the billions convicted drug kingpin El Chapo amassed to help pay for the southern border wall. El Chapo has contributed to countless murders, drug deaths, human trafficking, and on and on and on yet CNN would take his side over President Trump’s desire to better protect U.S. citizens from animals like El Chapo.
And good on Senator Crus for telling El Chapo’s attorney (and CNN) to pound sand.
It’s the kind of idea that makes far too much sense for most in Congress to go along with it. Seize a convicted drug lord’s $9 billion or so of assets to better secure the U.S. southern border? Why would Democrats do that when they apparently support a more open border, more crime, drugs, and human trafficking? None of those terrible things matter so long as it means getting more voters, right?
Why not? The illegal drug trade accounts for the vast majority of mayhem on both sides of the border. Why not take the seized funds from one of the biggest drug dealers in all the world (far behind the drug companies themselves, of course) and build the darn wall!? What a brilliant idea. Of course, we’re talking Washington D.C., the place where good ideas and common sense go to die…(This idea was originally suggested LAST YEAR. So, BRING IT BACK and tell the anti-secure border Democrats to POUND SAND.)
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“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 obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”
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.”
Senator Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday. “The U.S. Government is currently seeking the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who was recently extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering,” Cruz stated.
The Mexican government extradited the former Mexican drug kingpin in January, Breitbart Texas’ Ildefonso Ortiz reported. The move to an American prison cell followed months of court battles in Mexico and multiple escapes from prison by Guzman. As part of the agreement with Mexico, Guzman will not face the death penalty in the U.S. for his crimes. Prosecutors filed murder charges against the former drug lord in relation to the killings of a U.S. citizen and two relatives.