United States Senator Bill Cassidy talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about his proposal to use monies confiscated from the Mexican drug cartel to pay for border security, including a wall.

Cassidy tells KEEL listeners "cartels move about $110 billion dollars from the United States to Mexico every year." The Senator says that law enforcement can do a much better job capturing the drug dealers funds. "This is not the supply of drugs, this is not the demand for drugs, this is the financing of the drug trade. If you take out the financing, the deal doesn't happen."

Cassidy also discussed teaming with President Trump to lower the cost of prescription medications: "...the 'gag clause." The state's senior Senator explains the soon-to-be-introduced legislation: "You go to your pharmacist. He knows the price you're paying for the drug and knows it's cheaper for you to pay cash rather than to go through your insurance. But, by contract with some pharmacy benefit managers, the middle men, the pharmacist is not allowed to tell you that you could save money by paying cash."

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