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Ted Cruz Explains His Plan to Make El Chapo Pay for the Wall

Cruz laid out his plan to use the seized assets of drug lords like Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to pay for President Trump's proposed border wall.

By NTK Staff | 04.26.2017 @11:54am

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) laid out his plan to use the seized assets of drug lords like Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning.

“How can we build the wall even in the face of Democratic obstruction?” Cruz asked.

“Yesterday, I filed the ‘El Chapo’ Act that provides that if El Chapo is convicted, those assets from El Chapo will go directly to building a wall and to securing the border,” Cruz said.

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy pointed out that Cruz’s plan would indirectly force Mexico to pay for the wall, calling the idea “pure genius.”

“These drug cartels are the ones that are crossing the border,” Cruz said. “They’re smuggling narcotics. They’re engaged in human trafficking. They’re engaged in murder and extortion and are violent criminals.”

Cruz added that there was “a sense of justice” in making the worst offenders pay for the border wall.

The Republican senator said that the legislation also provided for the rerouting of other drug lords’ assets as well to the construction of the wall.

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