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.”
“Alternatively,” Cruz suggested while commenting on the issue in a recent interview with portal KnowMyRepublican.com, “we could always try to play nice with the big, bad cartel lord and ask him to donate the money to the construction politely. And before I get buried with protests, appeals and insults of angry Americans who believe the only way to deal with drug lords is to hang them by the neck on a public square somewhere, let me just say one thing: politics is a game in which you always strive to ensure the best possible outcome for your country by any means necessary. And if one of those means happens to be the opposite of prosecution and also has the potential of bringing a very good outcome to Texas, we shouldn’t be too quick to judge.”
He added, “Ultimately, it’s known that drug lords and cartels in general tend to respond well to kindness and respect, which is why I would be willing to take it upon me personally to have a sit down with El Chapo and try to convince him, mano a mano, that it would be wise for him to donate the money instead of us passing a bill that could very easily make him a mortal enemy to any Texan. As for the rhetoric I would use to get him to sway should such an event take place, I would argue that building the wall – and I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this – is a good idea after all. This because it is in El Chapo’s best interest to keep the majority of Mexicans in Mexico as opposed to all of them moving to the U.S. illegally.”
“Think about it: if every single Mexican that has some sort of skill, and especially those that have the know-how when it comes to growing, processing and overall making different types of drugs, were to cross over to the United States, there would be no one left in Mexico to grow the darn thing. And since we don’t allow any drugs to be grown in our country for obvious reasons, building the wall would actually be good for business, for both him and the government. He’d be able to keep at least some parts of his drug empire, whereas we’d still be free of a mass Mexican infestation, while at the same time providing the average Joe with the guilty pleasure of snorting or shooting up some first-class, Mexican-made cocaine or heroine. I think those are the two main types we’re talking about, though I could be wrong since I’m certainly no expert. Anyway, if that’s not a win-win situation for everybody involved, I don’t know what is,” Cruz concluded.