Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) renewed his calls for laws to make Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and other drug lords pay for President Trump’s long-desired wall along the Mexican border in the wake of his sentencing.
In a brief interview with TMZ released early Thursday, Cruz cheered the life sentence handed down to Guzmán in a federal courtroom in New York earlier this week.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I think it’s great that he was sentenced,” he told the outlet. “I think the next step is to criminally forfeit his entire global criminal enterprise. It’s worth billions and we should use every penny of that money to build the wall and secure the border.”
Cruz indicated he didn’t believe the rumors that El Chapo is bankrupt. “He a ran a global criminal cartel and the Department of Justice has estimated he has in excess of $12 billion,” he said, adding that he knows it won’t be easy finding the assets, but said the Justice Department should absolutely go after it.
Cruz also posted a statement on Twitter on Wednesday, writing, “‘El Chapo’ has now been charged & convicted by our government. Now’s the time to bring my EL CHAPO Act for a vote & pass Congress to use his criminally forfeited $$ to offset the cost of securing our border & deliver on the promises made to the American people.”
‘El Chapo’ has now been charged & convicted by our government. Now’s the time to bring my EL CHAPO Act for a vote & pass Congress to use his criminally forfeited $$ to offset the cost of securing our border & deliver on the promises made to the American people. https://t.co/S8EpITrgdc
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 17, 2019
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