Joaquin Castro 'Doxxes' Trump Donors for 'Fueling Campaign of Hate'

Is far-left congressman putting lives in danger?

By Adan Salazar

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) came under fire Tuesday after exposing several of President Trump’s top donors, with critics saying he was putting private citizens’ lives in danger.

In a widely condemned tweet, Castro highlighted the names of several San Antonio area employers and retirees who evidently made maximum donations to President Trump in 2019.

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“Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders,’” said Castro, who’s running the 2020 Democrat presidential campaign of his brother, Julian.

A representative for the Trump campaign responded that Castro should delete the tweet and offer an apology.

“How low have Dems sunk?” asked Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh. “Naming private citizens & their employers, targeting them for political views and exercising 1st Amendment rights.”

“Should delete & apologize. Castro campaign should disavow.”

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Other Trump supporters, and even leftist journalists, also expressed outrage at Castro’s escalation, with many accusing him of inciting violence against the people he named.

“Democrat leaders hate @realDonaldTrump’s supporters so much they’re now doxxing them,” said GOP chair Ronna McDaniel. “Imagine the media outrage if Republicans did this.”

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“This dangerous intimidation of @RealDonaldTrump supporters is another reason to allow political contributions to be kept confidential,” expressed Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) also weighed in saying Castro was wrong to target people “for their political views. Period.”

“This isn’t a game,” said Scalise. “It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake. I know this firsthand.”

HuffPo contributor Yashar Ali also criticized Castro for setting a “terrible and dangerous precedent.”

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“In the wake of a horrific mass shooting, a member of Congress named the retirees in San Antonio who gave maximum political contributions to Trump,” said USA Today editor David Mastio, adding, “This seems like a dangerous escalation to me.”

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Editor Steve Krakauer pointed out Castro was targeting San Antonio’s largest employers, as well as contributors to charity and an Asian American female pastor.

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Castro has thus far refused to remove the tweet as writing, despite the backlash.


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