Crowdfunding has raised more than $557,000 to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he fights allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.
John Hawkins of the conservative blog Right Wing News said he created the GoFundMe campaign because he was "disgusted" by the judge’s treatment throughout his nomination.
"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," Hawkins wrote on the campaign's page.
“This is a horrible way to treat a good man who has dedicated his life to public service,” Hawkins wrote.
Hawkins said the money “will go to Brett Kavanaugh's family or alternately, if they refuse to accept it, to a charity of their choice.”
Kavanaugh’s team is aware of the fundraising effort and is “extremely appreciative,” Hawkins wrote in an update.
Meanwhile, more than $700,000 has been donated to Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford through a number of GoFundMe campaigns set up on her behalf, ABC News reported.
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