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Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman has proposed an bill to help wounded veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage.
A couple weeks ago, Kolfage started a GoFundMe page to help fund President Trump’s border wall. The fund recently topped $19 million and Grothman’s new bill would allow the president to use the funds for the wall.
Most heart-wrenching photo I've seen in 2018-19. The brother of a hero officer killed by an illegal. He'd be alive today, his new son would have a father, his wife would have her husband, if we had a wall.#GoFundtheWall #BuildTheWall @JenLawrence21 @BrianKolfage @RyanAFournier pic.twitter.com/mquNq48Pmx
— Amanda Shea (@TheAmandaShea) January 6, 2019
From the Western Journal:
With everyday Americans putting their money where their patriotism is, a Republican Wisconsin congressman has authored legislation that would allow donated money to help fund the Border Wall between the United States and Mexico.
Rep. Glenn Grothman announced Friday that he has submitted a bill that would create a trust fund that could receive donations for costs related to the design and construction of the wall.
“For too long, illegal drugs, guns and criminals have poured over our unsecure Southern border,” the Wisconsin Republican said in a statement per the report.
“Concerned Wisconsinites frequently ask me if there is a way they can personally contribute to the funding of a border wall. As it stands now, there isn’t,” Grothman continued. “That’s why I am proud to answer the call of Wisconsinites in the Sixth District and introduce this bill that will fulfill their request to strengthen national security.”
As of Sunday, more than 320,000 people have donated to the GoFundMe page.
Kolfage recently went to Capitol Hill with the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill in an effort to raise funds and support for the GoFundMe fundraiser. The two individuals went specifically to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to collect $1 that she previously said she would donate to the border wall.
Check it out, via the Daily Caller:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would donate $1 to help build the border wall during a recent press conference, so Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Veteran and founder of a border wall GoFundMe page that recently made headlines for the massive amount of donations it has brought in, decided to head down to the U.S. Capitol to collect the moola.
Clearly, Pelosi was joking when she made the comment, but Kolfage thought he would at least try to extract a buck from the new speaker.
Hey, when it comes to raising money for a good cause, every dollar counts.
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