A GoFundMe campaign criticizing Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., for his support of Betsy DeVos — President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education — has received over $6,300 in donations in five days, with the Senate voting on her confirmation Tuesday.
The campaign, "Buy Senator Richard Burr's Vote," said Burr's office ignores constituents, called DeVos unqualified for the position of Secretary of Education and criticized the senator for accepting over $43,200 in campaign donations from DeVos.
“Betsy DeVos gave $43,200 to Senator Richard Burr’s reelection campaign, and got a Cabinet seat in return,” the GoFundMe page reads. “Meanwhile, as many North Carolina citizens know first-hand, Burr consistently fails to answer constituent concerns.”
The campaign, created by state residents Eunice Chang and Lekha Shupeck, plans to donate any money raised to the Public School Forum of North Carolina, a nonpartisan group that advocates for public schools.
Shupeck, a recent UNC Ph.D. recipient in history, said they created the campaign wanting to center on DeVos’ nomination.