From the Daily Wire, June 15, 2021
Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott said Tuesday that he will be garnering public donations to fund the barrier wall that he plans to build along the Texas border with Mexico.
I will also be providing a link that you can click on and go to for everybody in the United States or everybody in the entire world that wants to help Texas build a border wall. There will be a place on there where they can contribute to Texas building the border wall,” Abbott said.
He added that public donations will enter a fund handled by his office, stressing that there would be “great transparency.”
“Everyone will know every penny in, every penny out. But the sole purpose for those funds will be going to build the border wall,” Abbott said.
The governor said that most people who are not from Texas or live in northern states, get information about the border from television which tends to show many families and unaccompanied minors coming over the border. He said, however, that many of the people who are coming across the border are adults traveling alone — individuals who are not coming to the United States with good intentions.
He said that people who live in small towns near the border are being threatened and harassed every day and suggested that the Biden administration does not care about Texans being affected by the poor border security.
Abbott added that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have not called him to talk about the issue at the Texas border. He said they are “pretending that the Texas border does not exist.”