Forget that talk about Mexico footing the bill for President Trump’s border wall.
Ted Cruz has the answer — let El Chapo pay for it.
The conservative Texas senator thinks the $14 billion in assets the US government is trying to get from the reputed drug lord — whose real name is Joaquin Guzman — would be a nice down payment on Trump’s vision of a “big, beautiful” wall on the southern border.
“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. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities. We must also be mindful of the impact on the federal budget. By leveraging any criminally forfeited assets of El Chapo and his ilk, we can offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”