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Democratic Republic of the Joaquin Castro stands in front of a Montage-the game room-and not just from Republicans — for the booking the name and employer of dozens of trump campaign donors in the San Antonio area, as a Texas Congressman is defending his actions.
Prominent figures of outlets, including MSNBC and The New York Times have called Castro for potentially dangerous post.
TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN BLASTS TRIED THE REP, TO NAME AND SHAME DONORS: ‘DELETE & APOLOGIZE’
“This is dangerous, of a campaign,” Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted a response to a post from the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker. Haberman specifically said not to retweet that you want the image itself”, because I do not want that these are the names of the people in my feed.”
Journalist Yashar Ali called it “terrible” and said, “The campaign of a member of Congress orientation of individual donors and their companies, to set a campaign (and not famous billionaires) is a terrible and dangerous precedent.”
The Texas Congressman’s original tweet included a list of San Antonio residents who had donated large amounts of Trump’s campaign, together with the name of your employer. It is unclear who put together actually the list.
“To see sad so many San Antonians, as of 2019, a maximum donor to Donald Trump,” Castro tweeted, along with the Twitter handles of the owners of local businesses that seem to be donated to trump. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate, labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.'”
MSNBC Willie geist is pointed out, the risk in a Wednesday morning interview with Castro that the campaign Chairman for his brother, and 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro.
“What do you say to those people this morning that said that I harassed a campaign donation and now I’m going to have I am, people are protesting in front of my business-or maybe even my home … what do you want with you?” Spirit asked.
Feb. 25: Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, speaks during a press conference in Washington.
Castro said his intention was not someone in danger, to demand, “I want someone to be harassed.”
“But you will, because you said your name out in the public,” spirit.
Castro said: “That was passed my intention,” and the spirit again, “But this is what is going to happen.”
JOAQUIN CASTRO DOUBLED DOWN ON THE TRIP, TRUMP THE DONOR: “IT WAS NOT TARGETED OR HARASSED’
When the spirit pointed out that “there are 11 retirees and a housewife,” who are on the list, Castro simply said: “I have the graphics.”
Several prominent Republicans suggested Castro for the post, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the state of Castro’s house. Cruz said that what has Castro “wrong” and that “the elected representatives are not vilifying & doxxing should have their own electorate.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called it “shameful and dangerous”, and suggested that Castro was motivated by his brother Julian’s presidential campaign.
“Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous, said,” McCarthy. “What happened”, if they are low, we go high?” Or it doesn’t matter if your brother is polling at 1%? Americans deserve better.”
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“How low the Dems have sunk?” Trump’s campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh tweeted. “This is Joaquin Castro, MDS & Chairman of his brother’s campaign. Designation of individuals & their employers, targeting them for their political views and the exercise of 1st Amendment rights.”
House minority whip Steve Scalise, who was the victim of a politically motivated shooting in 2017, also tweet marked.
“People don’t, personally, should be targeted for their political views. Time,” Scalise tweeted Tuesday. “This is not a game. It is dangerous, and life to the game. I know this from first-Hand.”