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

Posted Feb 13 2019 05:44AM CST

Updated Feb 13 2019 06:31AM CST

(FOX NEWS) - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz thinks convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán should finance President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall.

“America’s justice system prevailed today in convicting Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts,” Cruz tweeted Tuesday shortly before the Sinaloa cartel boss was convicted on drug trafficking, weapons violations and money laundering charges in a  federal courtroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. “U.S. prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug profits & other assets from El Chapo which should go towards funding our wall to #SecureTheBorder.”

America’s justice system prevailed today in convicting Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts. U.S. prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug profits & other assets from El Chapo which should go towards funding our wall to #SecureTheBorder. https://t.co/hPwEUVM6SP

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 12, 2019

Trump has said the construction of a wall would cost around $5.7 billion.

The Texas Republican then urged his colleagues to pass the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act – or El Chapo Act – which would divert drug proceeds from cartel bosses to fund border security.

It’s time to pass my EL CHAPO Act. I urge my Senate colleagues to take swift action on this crucial legislation. #SecureTheBorder --> https://t.co/SndC56CiYz pic.twitter.com/5LgBuBSE26

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 12, 2019

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