We discovered Wednesday that there is a good possibility that the Congress will not include funding for a border wall in the 2017 budget. Reports are that President Trump has backed off that request for funding and will attempt to recover funding in the 2018 budget instead.
That didn’t stop Ted Cruz from getting inventive. He has introduced a bill that would take all of drug cartel leader El Chapo’s assets to pay for the wall.
“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.”
Via Fox News: