President Trump promised Mexico was going to pay for his border wall. Then he said do not take him literally or something. Enter Ted Cruz (see Ted Cruz Blasts Shameless Democrat Hypocrisy at Gorsuch Hearing and Ted Cruz LOWERS THE BOOM, Commands Congress to Repeal ObamaCare). The good Senator has introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act.
The EL CHAPO Act for short.
Sen. Ted Cruz has proposed legislation to fund President Trump’s desired border wall with Mexico by seizing profits from notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
The EL CHAPO Act seeks to pay for the barrier with $14 billion from the Mexican gangster currently awaiting his federal trial in Brooklyn, the conservative Texan said Tuesday.
“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,” Cruz said in a statement proposing the Sinaloa cartel’s riches as a force of funds.
A draft of Cruz’s bill, dubbed the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act, says that the practice could extend beyond the 60-year-old Guzman to other drug cartel members.
Game respects game, Sen. Cruz!
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 25, 2017
This right here is Ted Cruz doing two things (in my opinion): pushing border security, yes. The WALL, is after all, the main reason many supported El Trumpo above all other candidates. Americans have been force fed one too many taco truck chalupas against their will. Not the good chalupas, the soggy ones that we’ve been told are good for us if we’re tolerant and all loving, eat it or else you racist, upchuck it and die.
Americans collectively raised their middle digits to the establishment and voted for the guy who said “We’re going to build the wall and make Mexico pay for it” the loudest.
Now to be fair, other wall funding ideas have been proposed, like this one: FUND THE WALL: New Bill Would Impose Fee on Immigrants Sending Money to Mexico. But the current rumor on The Hill is Trump might be backing off his promise as the Democrats threaten to shut down the government.
Which leads me to point number two: Ted Cruz proposing an actual funding mechanism to the border wall, when Trump may be waffling on funding the border wall, is trolling Trump. IN Courtney’s OPINION. Ted Cruz may be saying “Hey, if Trump’s not going to keep his promise, I’ll keep it, and here’s my proposal. Shut down this, Democrat scum.” I admit that was my lame attempt to be Star-Warsy about it.
But to Ted Cruz, the Democrats threatening a government shut down isn’t all that frightening. They’ve done it to Cruz before, he didn’t blink. Now with EL CHAPO he’s simply providing another idea, removing any and all excuses to betraying Republican promises of finally building the dang wall. While possibly providing his own middle finger to the guy who said his padre shot Kennedy. Again, just my opinion.
Nifty. Clever acronym helps. Again, game respects game, Senator. Let this post be my way of up-nodding in your general direction.