Paul Ryan made an ugly splash in conservative circles today, as he pushed the fight for President Trump’s border back to a 2018 start-date.
The delay has come as a nasty surprise for Trump supporters, who flocked to the candidate en masse as he detailed his plan for border security throughout the long 2016 presidential campaign. Paul Ryan has already been in the hot seat with the republican voter base, who believe that the Speaker of The House has yet to fully fall in line behind the newly anointed Commander in Chief.
Now, a previous political opponent of both Ryan and Trump has a plan to get the border wall project started, and it’s just too brilliant to be ignored.
“Texas Senator Ted Cruz has put forth a clever new plan for funding President Donald Trump’s expensive wall stretching across America’s southern border with Mexico.
“Aptly named ‘Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order,’ Cruz’s bill would take seized assets from billionaire drug lords, like the notorious Mexican kingpin El Chapo, and use them to fund the wall project.
“Currently, ‘U.S. prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug profits and other assets from El Chapo,’ according to Axios. ‘They also routinely seize the assets of other drug dealers and traffickers.’
“‘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,’ said Cruz.”
Given the massive impact of the Mexican drug cartels on border security, there are no real conflicts of interest with Cruz’s suggestion. The nefarious and deadly cartels that have been moving drugs into American, and American money to Mexico, will be greatly affected by the physical barrier proposed by Donald Trump. Short of mass legalization of drugs in the United States, the border wall may be the most effective deterrent for large quantities of narcotics being smuggled into our country.
Donald Trump has previously been chastised by liberals and progressive for his statements regarding the quality and reputation of the people and cargo that is crossing our southern border. Those complaints from the left have been thoroughly regarded as nonsense by border patrol agents and their leadership, who are witnessing the reality of dangerous open borders every day.