Rep. Joaquin Castro posted the names, employers of prominent San Antonio Trump donors.
Joaquin Castro tweeted: “Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of @BillMillerBarBQ , owner of the @HistoricPearl , realtor Phyllis Browning, etc. Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”
Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u
— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) August 6, 2019
Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro on Monday tweeted the names and employers of 44 San Antonio residents who donated the federal maximum to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
Castro, whose district includes much of San Antonio, claimed the donors “are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’” Castro is the twin brother of Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro and chairs his presidential campaign.
“Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump,” the congressman wrote, proceeding to name local businesses whose owners gave the maximum to Trump’s campaign. Eleven of the 44 donors shown in Rep. Castro’s post listed their employment as “retired.”
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh is demanding Castro delete the post.
“Democrats want to talk about inciting violence? This naming of private citizens and their employers is reckless and irresponsible. He is endangering the safety of people he is supposed to be representing,” Murtaugh told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“No one should be targeted for exercising their First Amendment rights or for their political beliefs. He should delete the tweet, apologize, and his brother’s campaign should disavow it,” Murtaugh continued. More
This is an attempt at doxxing in the hopes that these people will be harassed or maybe even worse. At the very least it’s an attempt at intimidation. So why is Twitter leaving it up?
You’re vile. What’s your goal with this list? Be explicit about just how vile you are. Do you want your comrades to damage these people monetarily so they can’t feed their kids? Physically damage their homes or businesses? Follow & harass them? Physically assault them? Shameful.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 6, 2019
I hope everyone of those names sue for libel and defamation of character.
This is disgusting.
This is doxing and even worse.
How dare you.
I call on an ethics panel to review this nonsense @GOPLeader
— semby24 (@semby24) August 6, 2019
Hi @TwitterSupport! Isn’t doxxing against TOS?
— realPolitiDiva™️ ???????????????????? (@realPolitiDiva) August 6, 2019
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