Cassidy Suggests Using Money Seized From Drug Cartels For Border Wall

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US Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, testifies during a US Senate Committee on Finance hearing on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal on reforming health care on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 25, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

A U.S. Senator from Louisiana is suggesting money seized from Mexican drug cartels could be used to pay for a border wall.

Senator Bill Cassidy brought up the idea in a Fox News interview over the weekend.

Cassidy says he hopes Congress is able to reach a compromise with the President amid the partial government shutdown. Still, if that can't happen, he proposes taking the $4-5 billion taken from drug cartels and drug runners annually and put it towards construction for the wall.

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