Kavanaugh declines more than $600,000 raised in GoFundMe campaign
More than $600,000 was raised in a GoFundMe campaign set up by John Hawkins to support Brett Kavanaugh and his family after being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple alleged victims. Kavanaugh has declined to receive the money.
Conservative blogger and author John Hawkins, owner of BrassPills (men's website), was determined to help Brett Kavanaugh's family when he was being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple people, ironically right before he was set to be confirmed into the Supreme Court. Those accusations flew away faster than embers leaving an old fire as they were deemed not credible, but Kavanaugh's reputation took a slight dent for the time being.
Hawkins managed to raise $611,645 for the family, finally got in touch with them, and a massive show of integrity took place when Kavanaugh declined to take the money. He raised the money so fast that it peaked at receiving $10,000 per hour.
Hawkins closed the account to further donations on October 6, the day that Kavanaugh was confirmed into the Supreme Court.
An article on Yahoo News stated, "Citing judicial ethics concerns, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh declined more than $600,000 that was donated to aid his family during the firestorm over sexual misconduct allegations that plagued his confirmation. The judge’s decision was announced on Tuesday in a message posted on the online fundraising page that gathered the funds."
It should be noted that Justice Kavanaugh may not be technically tied by any specific ethical rules that would prevent him from accepting the donations, but it is heavily cautioned against, which sure sounds like the same thing, right?
"Supreme Court justices are actually not bound by the codified ethics rules that apply to other federal judges, the Code of Conduct for United States Judges. However, it appears that Kavanaugh’s statement is drawn largely from those rules, which provide that other than in a few narrowly drawn scenarios, “a judge should not personally participate in fund-raising activities, solicit funds for any organization, or use or permit the use of the prestige of judicial office for that purpose.
As for what happens to the money, that's a great question. Hawkins is researching a new place to send the money, specifically something that would be theoretically be approved by Kavanaugh.
When asked where the money will go, the answer was even better. It will go to three different programs that Kavanaugh would have likely supported if he was allowed to make a suggestion on where to send the funds. "After talking to the Archdiocese of Washington about the best way to use the funds to help the sort of kids Brett Kavanaugh has been working with, we’re going to split the money between three of their programs: The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), the Tuition Assistance Fund, and the Victory Youth Center."
If you ever wanted to see what a man of integrity looks like, then it's Brett Kavanaugh.
He could have $600,000 in his pocket and flying his family on vacation.
Nope. He doesn't want it.
John Hawkins' latest project is a men's entertainment website called Brass Pills, and it's highly entertaining to say the least!