Sasse Cosponsors EL CHAPO Act

February 28, 2019

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after cosponsoring the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act.

“El Chapo is a cartel drug lord who murdered and smuggled his way into becoming a billionaire. He had no problem leaving death, addiction, and tragedy in his wake -- on both sides of the border. El Chapo is now a convicted criminal. He already has to forfeit his assets to the federal government -- we should use them to secure our southern border and make El Chapo pay for the wall.”

Background: 

The EL CHAPO Act would reserve any amounts forfeited to the United States Government by El Chapo (Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera) for security measures along the Southern border, including the completion of a border wall.