Elder Patriot – Almost twenty months ago Texas Republican Ted Cruz identified a clear and logical path to fund the border wall.
From Breitbart, April 25, 2017:
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“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,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”
The Texas senator said that leveraging criminally forfeited assets from El Chapo and other Mexican cartel members and drug dealers can “offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
Senator Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday. “The U.S. Government is currently seeking the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who was recently extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering,” Cruz stated.
The sad truth is Democrats have no desire or intention to protect our borders or to protect the people who elected them… unless we’re talking about the illegal aliens who vote in blue state elections.
Trump’s senior advisor, Stephen Miller, absolutely eviscerated mercenary establishment propagandist Wolf Blitzer on this subject during an appearance on CNN: (prompt to 4:06)
Wolf Blitzer (Dutifully repeating the Decepticon narrative): Democrats support border security, the don’t support five billion dollars to build a wall.
Get ready because here comes Miller’s answer.
Miller: Could you possibly identify, Wolf, for me some of the kinds of border security you’re saying Democrats say they support?
Border security like what? Where they don’t will you vote against case law?
They voted against ending sanctuary cities.
They voted against deporting MS-13 gang members.
They voted against deporting violent criminals.
They voted time and time again against a physical border wall to stop illegal entry.
I mean where is the evidence that you keep asserting they’re for border security? They haven’t been.
They oppose closing loopholes for asylum that flood our system with meritless claims.
Then there’s this:
Democrats spent decades advocating for stronger barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 14, 2018
In 2006, 26 Senate Dems voted for 700 miles of border fencing.
Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, & Barack Obama all supported it.
Sitting Senators Schumer, Carper, Feinstein, Stabenow, Nelson, & Wyden voted yes.
What's changed except their opposition to @realDonaldTrump?
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 19, 2018
Since time was so short on @CNNTonight just now, 4 quick reasons we MUST build the Wall:
1. Every crime by an illegal alien is 100% preventable
2. Border Patrol union says we need it (89% of its members)
3. A key Trump 2016 promise
4. It will pay for itself quickly
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) December 19, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump is 100% correct
The annual cost of illegal immigrants is over 115 BILLION in benefits
10,000 kids are trafficked across the border annually
98% of all heroin comes across the border
A few billion for a wall is a small price to pay
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 18, 2018
Wolf, you were saying?
The money is there and the need is there. Build the freakin’ wall.