Update [1/15/18, 10:15 a.m. ET]: As IJR Red reported, the GoFundMe to fund the border wall will refund all donors. Kolfage, however, will offer donors the chance to redirect their donation to the private nonprofit 501(c)4 called “We Build the Wall, Inc” to make sure the wall gets built.
Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee veteran, continues to inch his way toward making President Donald Trump’s campaign promise come true, despite top Democrats fighting to provide any funding for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Kolfage found himself under attack on his second deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom when a rocket exploded 3-feet from him, leaving him wounded with a collapsed lung and multiple amputations.
Despite the setbacks, the former Air Force Security Forces airman continues the fight for the American people and for building the border wall that the president is adamant about.
While those in Washington, D.C. bicker back-and-forth over the wall, the Air Force veteran has raised $19,785,756, as of publication, for the construction of the border wall.
Kolfage wrote on the GoFundMe page:
“Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victor. They’d rather see President Trump fail, than see America succeed. However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.”
While top Democrats battle with the president over funding, Kolfage previously revealed how he has surprisingly received support from “many Democrats who say they support this wall.”
U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) introduced new legislation called “Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act” which would allow private citizens’ contributions to help fund and maintain a border wall.
"Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act" is newly introduced as HR32. It directs @USTreasury to establish a fund allowing private contributions to fund and maintain border walls. Millions of Americans agree and want to chip in to help secure our borders. cc @BrianKolfage pic.twitter.com/FYzIBBW57V
— Warren Davidson (@WarrenDavidson) January 3, 2019
The American people have already donated over $18 MILLION to fund the border security wall.
We need to pass @WarrenDavidson’s bill—Buy a Brick, Build the Wall. He just introduced it today. It would allow the Treasury to use this money to secure our border.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) January 3, 2019
The Air Force veteran’s nearly $20 million raised continues to gain contributors as President Trump delivered a televised presidential message on Tuesday to urge Democrats to back his push for $5.6 billion in border wall funding to curb illegal immigration and drugs.
“This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border,” he said during his speech. “This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.”