Ted Cruz pushes for El Chapo to pay for border wall

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(WFLA/CNN Newsource) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz is proposing a new source of funding for President Trump’s border wall between the US and Mexico… recently convicted Sinaloa drug kingpin “El Chapo.”

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty Tuesday on 10 counts, including engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise.

Federal prosecutors plan to seek a forfeiture judgment for the billions of dollars worth of property El Chapo gained from drug trafficking.

After Guzman’s conviction, Cruz tweeted that the money should go towards border security. 

The Texas Republican wrote on Twitter, “It’s time to pass my El Chapo Act. I urge my Senate colleagues to take swift action on this crucial legislation.”

Cruz introduced the bill last month.

It’s been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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