During the Kavanaugh Appointment process, Ford came forward and Politicians kept on saying that Ford had nothing to gain by coming forward.
“You had absolutely nothing to gain by bringing these facts to the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Sen. Dick Durbin said. California Sen. Kamala Harris thanked Ford for her “bravery,” adding “clearly [you] have nothing to gain for what you have done.”
Well, it turns out that Ford is not walking away with the “nothing” that the politicians kept on going on about. Due to crowdfunding, she is going to take home at least One Million Dollars. But that’s not all as she supposedly is looking to get a book deal going as well.
Originally the Crowdfunding was meant to go towards her legal fees but her legal team supposedly was all pro bono. Ford has even asked for additional money since the case as she seems to be needing more than a million.
“Earlier this month, Ford appealed to GoFundMe donors to continue contributing to her coffers, portraying a family on the run and under increasing threat: “We have already had to move four times, our movements are limited even with security, and the threats are ongoing.” She said she needed the donations to defray the “costs for housing,” in addition to transportation and security.
But congressional sources say that, while Ford and her husband and two sons left their home, their temporary housing costs have been nominal. They point out that they have stayed with relatives or at their beach house in Santa Cruz, Calif.”
George Washington University Law Professor, Jonathan Turley, brought up an interesting point when it comes to the crowdfunding.
“This whole aspect of GoFundMe is relatively new, this idea that millions of people can effectively pay you to take a particular [political] position,”
In fact, “you could have people effectively in a market for witnesses,” he warned. “You could buy a witness, effectively, by funding them as long as they’re saying the things you want them to say.”