Is the El Chapo Act a Pipe Dream?

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Recently Texas Senator Ted Cruz reintroduced the El Chapo Act, which if passed and signed into law would result in the confiscation of, “illegally obtained profits resulting from any criminal drug trafficking enterprise led by Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera.’ for border security measures, which could include a wall. This includes any funds forfeited by Guzman in this case or future cases involving his former associates.”

The bill introduced by Cruz is actually called the “El Chapo” Act. It’s not only the former drug kingpin’s name, but an acronym for “Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act.

I don’t know … pretty cheesy Ted, but hey, the government does love their acronyms. They probably have a department of acronyms department whose sole job it is to craft these silly things.

Anyway, it is an interesting idea for border wall funding and it would, technically, fulfill Donald Trump’s promise to make Mexico pay for the wall, since Guzman was based in Mexico. Yeah – ok – semantics. read more

Coulter Calls out Gingrich for Excusing Trump over Shutdown

from the Blaze:

Ann Coulter breathes fire at Newt Gingrich over Trump deal without border wall funding

Ann Coulter, the erstwhile supporter of President Donald Trump, absolutely excoriated Newt Gingrich over his comments defending the president on the deal he struck with Democratic leaders to re-open the government without border funding. read more

Trump Can Fund the Entire Border Wall

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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It’s evident that the democrats do not want border security. Both Pelosi and Schumer made this quite clear during and after their sit down with president Trump.

Because of this impasse, Trump tweeted: “If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall.”

 

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