Fox host: "Mexico would be paying for" the border wall if Trump used money seized from Mexican drug lord El Chapo

Fox host: "Mexico would be paying for" the border wall if Trump used money seized from Mexican drug lord El Chapo

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From the February 13 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): Senator Cruz, Ted Cruz, he says why don't we use some of the money that we get from drug kingpins, like El Chapo, why don't we use some of that money, he put out a tweet, you can read it if you like, it's on the screen, use some of that money to build the wall? Sounds like a great idea to me. 

PETE HEGSETH (FOX NEWS HOST): I love it.

VARNEY: Look, they haven't got the $14 billion, they're looking for it. 

HEGSETH: Yes.

VARNEY: But if they get any of it, what's wrong putting it towards the wall?

HEGESTH: Put the bill forward, make the Democrats vote on it. Who would not vote for that? 

VARNEY: You watched my editorial about the Green New Deal? 

HEGSETH: Of course. I watched -- I'm a student of Stu Varney. No that's -- there are so many common sense ways. Put these -- I love what Mitch McConnell is doing with the green deal. Do the same thing with something like this. Mexico would be paying for it then by the way.

VARNEY: They would.

Related:

CNN: Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán is found guilty on all counts

Previously:

Fox & Friends hosts: Funding border wall with seized drug money "would be an indirect way to make Mexico pay for it"

Fox's Ed Henry links record seizure of fentanyl at port of entry to need for Trump's border wall

Fox & Friends begs Trump to accept funding deal to avoid another government shutdown

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