Ted Cruz wants ’El Chapo’ and drug lords to pay for border wall

Ted Cruz wants ’El Chapo’ and drug lords to pay for border wall

Sen. Ted Cruz thinks convicted drug lord Joaquin ’El Chapo’ Guzman should finance President Trump’s border wall. Cruz urged his colleagues, via Twitter, to pass the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act (El Chapo Act), which would divert drug proceeds from cartel bosses to fund border security. Prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug profits and assets from Guzman.

Radical Moderate
Radical Moderate 1 year

It's an interesting proposal, and somewhat poetic. I hope congress at least considers it.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

Would be some good ol payback using his money to prevent his drugs from coming through.

Robert 1 year

The Wall debate is silly... Dems point out that most illegal aliens do not cross the boarder, they overstay visas, which is true. They also point out that most illegals are not violent criminals, which is true. However, those that do cross the boarder make up the vast majority of violent offenders... So, the wall seems like a win-win from this position. Repubs see less violence. Dems still get to be humanitarian. At least until you consider the real issue which is that Dems intended for current illegals to be naturalized by one means or another and make up a significant new voting block. Neither side is really all that concerned with humanitarian issues.

John Bull
John Bull 1 year


themdg 1 year

No different then when the local PDs seize the drug supercars and convert them into Police Cruisers. I'm all for it.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Hang him from the wall, facing Mexico. Show the drug runners what happens.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Build the wall with the drug money earned by those fuckers. Poetic Justice.

Guillaume Eachus
Guillaume Eachus 1 year

How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well Ted Cruz, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look in the mirror. America's war on drugs created El Chapo and complete legalisation of all narcotics would make him and his kind all but extinct. Let us not forget that use alcohol and cigarettes kill more than use of ALL illegal drugs combined. Prohibition of anything only leads to a violent black market and the criminals that it then creates.

Rick Smith
Rick Smith 1 year

Legalize all drugs

Defintely Human
Defintely Human 1 year

in the trials it came out that they smuggle their drugs through ports of entry you idiots

Bears Bears Bears
Bears Bears Bears 1 year

El Chapo made billions selling drugs in the US. However using his money for a wall or any other (more effective) border security is a bad idea. Even if we shut all traffic across the border down El Chapo Jr would still find a way to get drugs into our country. There is only one way to stop all the El Chapo's. Americans need to stop using illegal drugs. No buyers mean no profits and no reason to smuggle. As we have seen, punishing users does not change a thing. heroin users face death every time they buy it doesn't matter to them. They are hopelessly addicted. I've been told by more than one user that if they hear of a rash of overdoses in their town the first thought is head out and get some of that shit for themselves. You can't punish that habit away. Use the money for treatment. decriminalize possession of small amounts. Just make it legal, controlled, and safe Encourage getting off of it. No one would ever smuggle drugs into this country if they couldnt make money doing it. We would be dealing a death blow to all sorts of crime. These ideas have worked in other countries. 14 billion dollars worth of direct help would do a lot more good than using it for a wall in the desert.

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

Build the wall and decriminalise drug use, not drug dealers.

JMMA-Z 1 year

this really really needs to happen. everyone wins. Democrats can't say no to this!

Son Of Shaw
Son Of Shaw 1 year

Naw. The left trash will block it on account off losing their voter base.

Property 1 year

I mean, it's an idea

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 1 year

Ted should keep the beard

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

watch the dems will resist and say its racist

Russ Kurtell
Russ Kurtell 1 year

The EO justified seizing his assets. Go for it. Speaking of, where do all those seized assets go?

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

Drug use needs to be criminalized further, capital punishment. Feeding the cartels and those whom profit off of the suffering they wrought needs to be quelled. If there isn’t anyone paying for drugs in the United States they will not bother selling them in the United States. Don’t give me the “It’s not too bad” propaganda bs. Why do you think the cartels bother breaking international law? They get away with this because it’s profitable. They do it for the money. Those whom are willing to feed fund these operations (drug users, sellers, etc.) should be branded as traitors and slaughtered like the dogs of the cartels they are. I have no sympathy for those whom resort to getting High. No excuses.

FoodNotBombs 1 year

use the drug money to fund the Christian president's wall to keep the poor people away hahahahah

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