The founder of Right Wing News, John Hawkins, on Sunday started a GoFundMe account for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's family.
Like many decent people from both parties, I have been disgusted by the unsubstantiated 36 year old smears aimed at Brett Kavanaugh. We live in a country where innocent until proven guilty is supposed to mean something; yet Brett Kavanaugh's reputation is being dragged through the mud while his family is facing non-stop death threats.
This is a horrible way to treat a good man who has dedicated his life to public service. So many unethical people are giving unprovable 36 year old accusations the same weight as 6 FBI background checks, hundreds of hours of hearings and testimony under oath. It is disgraceful.
What I'd like to do is raise money for Brett Kavanaugh's family to use for security or however they see fit. All of the money collected will go to Brett Kavanaugh's family or alternately, if they refuse to accept it, to a charity of their choice. I have already reached out to a contact who should be able to put me in touch with Brett Kavanaugh's family. If he can't do it, I have plenty of other contacts who should be able to make it happen. I will update this page after I have talked with his family.
I hope you will show your support for a good man who has been treated very, very badly.
Hawkins reached out to the team at GoFundMe who will hold onto the money until the family has agreed to take the donations and "a clear plan has been agreed upon."
During multiple updates, Hawkins said he has contacted Kavanaugh's team through various people:
Update #5: I have continued reaching out to the judge's family through different sources, but haven't yet had any luck reaching them. It has occurred to me that they may not want to be reached until after the judge's confirmation vote, which would be very understandable. In any case, I have been in regular contact with a representative of GoFundMe and will continue reaching out to the judge's family until I get an answer from them. Last but not least, with everything Judge Kavanaugh is being put through, it is fantastic to see so many people publicly showing their support for his family.
Hawkins launched the campaign with a goal of $150,000. At the time of this publication the fundraiser surpassed the goal with over $161,000 in the fund. More $68,000 of those donations came about during Kavanaugh's hearing on Thursday, MarketWatch reported.
John Hawkins did not immediately respond to Townhall's request for comment.