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Sen. Ted Cruzís solution to border wall impasse: Make El Chapo pay for it
Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2019 | Deanna Paul

Posted on 02/13/2019 5:45:43 PM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Edited on 02/14/2019 6:48:29 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Sen. Ted Cruzís proposed EL CHAPO Act may be President Trumpís solution for funding his wall...

The Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, first introduced by Cruz in April 2017 and reintroduced Tuesday, would divert billions in drug proceeds from cartel leaders to border security.


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borderwall; cruz; elchapo; mexico
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Brilliant idea Ted!

Sweet justice to seize funds from the very criminal who profited the most from our open border.

1 posted on 02/13/2019 5:45:43 PM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

I love it!


2 posted on 02/13/2019 5:47:40 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Perfect..solves everything, No Govt Shutdown, no need for a national emergency(Which would take 2 seconds for some liberal judge to overturn it) this way the wall gets built


3 posted on 02/13/2019 5:49:50 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Sounds good to me.....


4 posted on 02/13/2019 5:53:37 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

I was listening to some obnoxious talking head this morning who fretted that the drug money was ‘blood money’ and should ‘blood money’ be used to build a wall?

The thing is, it’s ‘blood money’ whether it’s used for a wall or dumped into the general fund. Making the argument beyond stupid.

The exploited women, children and men, those who have died from or lost a family member to, cartels, are not going to mind if that money is used to put a serious hurt on border cartel business - a start to wiping them out, north to south.


5 posted on 02/13/2019 5:54:27 PM PST by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Who could argue against that? Except the demonrat politicians on El Chapo’s payroll.


6 posted on 02/13/2019 5:55:33 PM PST by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

The US government has no El Chapo money, and has no idea where any of it is.

Ted Cruz’ meaningless wishful thinking.


7 posted on 02/13/2019 5:56:24 PM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

where is el chapo’s money currently being held?


8 posted on 02/13/2019 5:57:04 PM PST by spacejunkie2001
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

It doesn’t take one cent from Big Bird or Planned Parenthood, so there is no reason for the Dims to oppose it.

Kudos, Ted.


9 posted on 02/13/2019 5:57:05 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: colorado tanker

Then Trump cold declare that Mexico paid for the wall!!!


10 posted on 02/13/2019 5:57:09 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Sarah Barracuda

someone on fox suggested putting the names of people on the border wall that died of drugs (like the Viet Nam war memorial)


11 posted on 02/13/2019 5:58:17 PM PST by spacejunkie2001
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Fantastic idea! Someone should have thought of that sometime over the last 2 years when we owned the House and could ACTUALLY advance it out of committee.

I doubt Pelosi would ever bring it up for a vote, don’t you Ted?


12 posted on 02/13/2019 5:58:40 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

The challenge will be to get the DOJ and the various alphabet agencies to give up the monies and assets.


13 posted on 02/13/2019 6:02:11 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

“first introduced by Cruz in April 2017 and reintroduced Tuesday,”

Ryan let it die when it could have been passed in an afternoon. The GOP was too busy stabbing Trump in the back.


14 posted on 02/13/2019 6:07:17 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

“Critics of Cruz’s bill have argued that the money seizures would not cover all of the construction costs for a border wall.“

That’s a lame, dumbass criticism if I’ve ever heard one. It puts us closer to the total needed.


15 posted on 02/13/2019 6:07:21 PM PST by ScottinVA (The most urgent gathering threat to America: the Democrat Party.)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

I’ve been hearing about this plan of his every few days for the last few months.

Ah Ted, we get it.

I have no problem with it, if it could be arranged.


16 posted on 02/13/2019 6:08:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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“The US government has no El Chapo money, and has no idea where any of it is.”

Of course they know where it is. It’s at HSBC, started as a dope bank that was later run by Comey. It’s at Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and many others. And those banks donate to Congressional campaigns.

They know where it is.


17 posted on 02/13/2019 6:11:28 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: DesertRhino

Never happen i like Ted but he knows it. He is prone to proposing things that he knows will never happen.


18 posted on 02/13/2019 6:22:23 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: DesertRhino
That is exactly right!

DEA laundering millions of dollars for the drug cartels - NY Times, DEC. 3, 2011

(by setting up bank accounts for them that they otherwise couldn't do.)

19 posted on 02/13/2019 6:31:29 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: DesertRhino

Fantastic idea! Someone should have thought of that sometime over the last 2 years when we owned the House and could ACTUALLY advance it out of committee.

Someone by the name of Ted actually did in April 2017.


20 posted on 02/13/2019 6:35:12 PM PST by heshtesh (Brtan)
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