It is no secret that Chuck Norris is one of the most influential names in today’s society. His name is often used as the “end all” for any joke or exaggeration.
Over the past several years, the former actor from several martial arts movies has used his notoriety to talk about several subjects including exercise, philosophy, Christianity, and politics. The actor-turned-writer has twice become a New York Times best-selling author.
Now, the 78-year-old has backed a solution for President Trump’s proposed border wall. On Sunday, Chuck Norris wrote a piece for WND (formerly World Net Daily). His title was, “An incredible solution to building the border wall.”
According to the Daily Wire, Norris backed a proposal originally made by Senator Ted Cruz.
Norris wrote, “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, 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.”
The proposal that Norris was referring to was one that Senator Cruz put forward in spring 2017. He said that he wants “El Chapo” (Joaquin Guzman) to pay his $14 billion in assets to the U.S. government for the building of the wall.
Norris wrote, “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. 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, chances are they originated from the Sinaloa Cartel.”
The bill that Norris is advocating for is called “EL CHAPO,” standing for “Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order” Act.
Norris wrote, “Let it be clear: Passing that single bill could be the compromise they all are looking for, and it is the best win-win-win solution the Congress and president could ever enact!”
Still, many people joke that Chuck Norris just needs to head to the southern border himself! The Daily Wire joked, “We could always just send Chuck Norris to the border to roundhouse kick anyone who attempts to enter the U.S. illegally.”
What do you think about Ted Cruz's proposal and about Chuck Norris's endorsement of it? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, the Mexican president just made a major announcement about President Trump's request.