Here’s an idea we thought was too good to be true until we looked and saw the “verified” blue checkmark and realized Sen. Ted Cruz was serious.
Ted Cruz wants to pass ‘El Chapo Act’ to make notorious drug lord pay for border wall https://t.co/hDNM3y7HMR
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 12, 2019
Even if billionaire drug runner El Chapo paid for every last cent of a border wall, the Democrats would still oppose it — walls are “an immorality” (Nancy Pelosi) and “end lives” (Beto O’Rourke) — but it would be fun to put this to a vote.
Texas senator Ted Cruz has an idea to fund President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
Just make Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo,” pay for the wall. Mexico’s most notorious drug lord was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison.
Prosecutors are seeking $14 billion from “El Chapo,” which is more than double President Trump’s $5.7 billion wish list for the border wall.
Build the wall with Mexican drug money? Awesome!
— Steve Pearson (@NeverHillaryPlz) February 12, 2019
This almost makes way too much sense…
— BubbyVGK (@BubbyVgk) February 12, 2019
This is a no brainer. Do it.
— Gary (@ThisManTweets) February 12, 2019
Great idea and the names of all the people who have overdosed from his drugs should be put on the wall
— Curtis Gebers (@CurtisGebers2) February 12, 2019
Get it done
— Paddy Downey (@ptdowney02) February 12, 2019
— Lori Alford (@LoriIsIrish) February 12, 2019
I hope this passes with bipartisan support
— BlackhawksFan37 (@Fan37Blackhawks) February 12, 2019
Would the Democrats agree?
The Democrats won’t give it to us so, sounds good to me!
— Ruth Bradshaw (@RuthBra58050970) February 12, 2019
— The Healthy Conservative (@healthyconserve) February 12, 2019
Do it before the Democrats take it for high speed rail to Europe or Hawaii.😉😳😗💨
— Dave (@jdavebrinkley) February 12, 2019