As the nation awaits President Donald Trump’s Oval Office speech Tuesday night to address the illegal immigration crisis on the southern border, martial arts icon Chuck Norris penned a WND op-ed reminding us of a brilliant idea to pay for a border wall.
Trump’s address comes amid a partial government shutdown brought on by a refusal of Democrats to agree to the president’s request for $5 billion to fund a wall — a drop in the bucket given the size of the federal budget.
Titled “An incredible solution to building the border wall,” Norris plugs an idea first proposed by a certain Texas senator that will not cost taxpayers a penny, that being to have Mexico’s biggest drug lord fund the border wall.
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— Chuck Norris (@chucknorris) January 8, 2019
“I have written many articles over the years, but I have never written an article more important than this one,” Norris’ op-ed began. “While Democrat and Republican leaders in Washington are polarized and in gridlock over how to pay for a wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is a Lone Ranger with a Tonto-sized idea riding into town to get the job done in a way that would cost taxpayers nothing at all.”
Just last week, Cruz reintroduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act.
The bill would reserve any amounts forfeited to the U.S. Government as a result of the criminal prosecution of “El Chapo,” the infamous Mexican mafia kingpin known as Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Lorea, and other drug lords for border security assets and the completion of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to release from Cruz’s office.
Sen. Cruz took to Twitter on Tuesday to recognize Norris’ support of his proposed bill.
"@chucknorris knows how the U.S.-Mexico border wall can be funded w/o spending taxpayer $$: use $$ from notorious drug lord, El Chapo. To be fair, Sen. Ted Cruz deserves full credit for the idea, but Norris is throwing his full support behind it" –> https://t.co/8s1vnKxKD4 pic.twitter.com/1brYuvLrSK
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 8, 2019
Norris said living in Texas makes the issue personal to him, noting that black belts in Mexico are “hindered by this crisis” to travel to the U.S. to compete in an annual event he is associated with.
He also reminded Americans that they may be more closely linked to El Chapo than they realize.
“If you didn’t know, El Chapo is almost entirely responsible for the majority of drugs that come up through the U.S. southern border,” Norris suggested. “As the co-founder and head of the Sinaloa Cartel, he is the #1 supplier of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines into the U.S. If you or your loved ones have ever tried or been addicted to illegal drugs, odds are they originated from the Sinaloa Cartel.”
Guzmán was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 and authorities are pursuing the criminal forfeiture “of more than $14 billion in cash proceeds from narcotic sales” the kingpin allegedly earned over a 30 year-long criminal career, Forbes reported.
More than enough “dirty money” to pay for a wall, Norris said, with enough left over to fund border personnel, drones and other electronic surveillance and securities.
“Is Sen. Cruz’s EL CHAPO Act not a brilliant idea to fund the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico?” Norris asked. “And guess what? A Mexican pays for it after all – one evil hombre who has repeatedly raped America’s communities and the souls of precious millions through narcotics and other criminalities for the past three decades.”
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