Ted Cruz has a stupid idea on how to fund Trump's stupid Mexico border wall that no one wants to pay for: El Chapo. Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act on Tuesday, CNN reported. This so-called "El Chapo Act" would, in theory, take any assets seized in the prosecution of Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera and dump them into the stupid wall's construction.
"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."
Trump's plan for a stupid wall, which he and Cruz apparently believe is a good idea (spoiler: it most certainly is not), has again become a topic of discussion ahead of a possible government shutdown this week. The push regarding border wall funding, however, has reportedly been put on pause. In a report released the same day Cruz was tweeting profusely about the El Chapo Act, NBC News said Trump had "indicated" he was open to getting border wall funding in the appropriations process for 2018 later this year.
In a real tweet actually sent by the actual president Sunday, Trump once again claimed that Mexico would (eventually) pay for the stupid wall:
But, um, that's simply not going to happen. For more, I personally recommend following former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada immediately: