Dem Rep Eviscerated Online After Publishing the Names and Workplaces of His Constituents Who Donated to Trump

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) published the names and workplaces of several different individuals from San Antonio, Texas who donated to President Donald Trump and people were not happy.

In a tweet published late Monday night, Castro — who sits as the chairman of his brother Julián Castro’s (D-Texas) presidential bid — said that it was “sad to see so many” people from San Antonio listed as “maximum donors” to Trump’s re-election campaign before

A graphic accompanying the tweet included the names and workplaces of 44 people who purportedly donated the maximum amount legally allowed to a presidential campaign under campaign finance laws.

“Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of [Bill Miller BarBQ]⁩, owner of the [Historic Pearl], realtor Phyllis Browning, etc⁩.,” tweeted the Texas congressman. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”

While this information is publically available, it is not commonly disseminated online — especially by a sitting member of Congress — and many view this kind of action as a violation of someone’s privacy.

Many people were not happy about it.

One user blasted the tweet as “dangerous and unethical” and accused Castro of “trying to send a mob after individuals to punish them for their political speech.”

Politico White House Reporter Gabby Orr told people to imagine if Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale “publicized the names of retirees who contributed to Biden/Warren/Harris [and] shamed them for their contributions” and said that the tweet “seems ill-advised for any campaign to do.”

Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for the president’s re-election campaign, blasted the move as “completely unacceptable” and called on the 2020 Castro presidential campaign to “answer” for the tweet published by its chairman.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel claimed that “Democrat leaders hate [Trump’s] supporters so much they’re now doxxing them.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) torched his colleague’s move as “dangerous,” pointing out that “this isn’t a game.”

“People should not be personally targeted for their political views. Period,” wrote Scalise. “This isn’t a game. It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake. I know this firsthand.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) proclaimed that “Americans deserve better” and that “targeting and harassing” people over their “political beliefs is shameful and dangerous.”

“Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous. What happened to ‘when they go low, we go high?'” tweeted McCarthy. “Or does that no longer matter when your brother is polling at 1%? Americans deserve better.”

Even the co-anchor of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Willie Geist gave Castro his licks on-air during an interview, pushing back on the Texas Democrat’s assertations that he did not “want anyone harassed” by saying that “they will be because [Castro] put their names in public.”

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Castro doubled-down on his tweet Tuesday in response to McCarthy, claiming that no one on the list of 44 donors he published was “targeted or harassed” in his original tweet and that the info is “routinely published.”

He also claimed that the House Minority Leader was “trying to distract” people from “the racism that has overtaken the GOP” and that Trump “spends donor money on thousands of ads about Hispanics ‘invading’ America.”

“Donald Trump has put a target on the back of millions. And you’re too cowardly or agreeable to say anything about it,” continued Castro. “How about I stop mentioning Trump’s public campaign donors and he stops using their money for ads that fuel hate?”

The Texas Democrat found some support in the form of freshman firebrand Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — who once called the president’s supporters “crazy” while being noisily thrown out of a Trump campaign event in 2016 — who said that “the public needs to know who funds racism.”

The move may prove to be challenging for Castro’s brother’s presidential campaign, who is seeing a less than one percent polling average in the field of 24 Democratic primary candidates.

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General Confusion
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I am confused.

How much fake, disingenuous outrage can one story generate?

Patti Harrison
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If any of these donors are injured or killed than we need to go after the Castro family, dumb dims!!!

Patti Harrison
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If any of these donors are injured or killed because of this low-life dim, then he should be charged!!!!

william jackson
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Looks like a scum bag
Acts like a scumbag
Smells like a scumbag
Thinks like a scum bag
Is a scum bag
Must be a D-RAT —–scumbag
A D-RAT scumbag—-nothing in life is more deplorable than a D-RAT

TomB2
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TomB2

Castro needs to go!

Betsy Lawson
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We all need to know where the Castro’s live…who their acquaintances are…who gives them donations. Only fair. Any violence occurs or threats from this action by Castro, hold him criminally liable as well as bringing a civil action against him. If the Castro family gets hit in the pocketbook then they might remember to not be so irresponsible. A few years in jail would also clear his thinking.

Screwtape
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Blah, blah, blah. Yes, the greasy bastard doxxed people. Counter-doxing him is not only fair but appropriate. It worked when a NY newspaper doxxed gun owners then had its staff and reporters doxxed. Turnabout is fair play and let his family and suoporters share the fear.

What I want to know is WHAT will be done about it? Let’s have Congress do something with meaning. Crack down on his precious illegals with “Joaquin Acts” like nobody’s business. Launch multiple and repeated ICE raids in his district. Those come first to mind.

Allen Zabel
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Although I do NOT promote violence.
Perhaps, he should reap what he sows.
BTW, If Trump supporters are so hateful.
Why aren’t there more mass killings.
Remember, according to the liberal lies.
Only Trump supporters, have guns.

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