Chuck Norris is world famous for kicking bad guy butt — but now the legendary star wants to help President Donald Trump pay for the border wall.
In a new op-ed titled “An incredible solution to building the border wall," Norris backed a proposal from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to make Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pay for the wall.
Under Cruz’s proposal, El Chap would forfeit his $14 billion in assets to the U.S. government for the wall. Trump is currently asking Congress for $5.7 billion.
"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," Cruz said in a statement. "Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities. We must also be mindful of the impact on the federal budget. By leveraging any criminally forfeited assets of El Chapo and his ilk, we can offset the wall's cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump's stated border security objectives.”
Cruz is calling the bill EL CHAPO, or the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act.
Norris apparently loves the idea too.
"I have written many articles over the years, but I have never written an article more important than this one. 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,” Norris writes.
He continues: “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.”
Maybe Cruz should send Norris to talk some sense into Democrats.
“Is Sen. Cruz’s EL CHAPO Act not a brilliant idea to fund the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico? 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,” Norris adds in the op-ed.
What do you think of EL CHAPO, the bill?