The veteran Brian Kolfage who set up a go fund me page to raise funds for a wall at the Southern border has decided to end it.
“When I created this fundraiser, I said if we did not reach our goal we will refund donors,” Brian Kolfage said in a statement posted to the GoFundMe page. “I am honoring that commitment today. We will promptly refund your donation unless you tell us you approve our new plan for action.”
Kolfage, an Air Force veteran, claimed that he would start his own charity and organize resources to begin construction on the wall. He said he tapped former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Blackwater founder Erik Prince as advisers.
The campaign had raised $20 million out of its 1 billion dollars target as of Friday afternoon.
Friday also marked the 21st day of a partial federal government shutdown over funding for the wall. Trump has repeatedly said he will not sign any legislation to reopen the government unless it includes $5.7 billion for construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and Democrats have refused to comply with that request.