Man Who Stalked Yovanovitch Donated To Trump Instead Of Paying Child Support
Robert F. Hyde, the Republican candidate for Congress that was linked to stalking U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, chose to donate thousands to President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee rather than pay his child support, according to the Hartford Courant.
According to court records, Hyde owed the mother of his 13-year-old son more than $2,000 in child support.
Jennyfer Morin was compelled to come forward because Hyde is seeking public support for his campaign to represent Connecticut’s 5th District. “I’m shocked that people are planning to vote for this man,” she said in an interview.
Morin shared court filings that show that Hyde has donated more than $56,000 to political campaign since October 2016. Most of those contributions went to the Republican National Committee. At least $2,000 was donated to Trump’s reelection fund.
Hyde also donated at least $750 to the Connecticut Republican Party, but the state party announced it was returning his contributions, citing his “vile comments on Twitter.”
On Dec. 3, Hyde posted a sexist tweet about Kamala Harris’ decision to drop out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, which was then removed after it drew bipartisan criticism. Several prominent Republicans and Democrats urged him to drop his bid.
“He can’t even afford $100 a week in child support but he’s golfing with Trump,” Mroin said, producing a photo from Hyde’s Facebook page showing him standing next to Eric Trump at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.
Morin said the court case between her and Hyde has been going on for years. “We’re going back and forth and he’s stating he’s unemployed and can’t afford child support,” she said.
Most of the GOP establishment has demanded Hyde quit the race, but he suggested he’s in the race to stay.