Democrats love to play dangerous games such as publicly out gun owners, jump to boycotts when someone or entity expresses their opposing opinions trying to infringe upon their first amendment right, and now publicly vilify Trump donors.
Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX), who is the brother and campaign Chairman of 2020 presidential hopeful Julian Castro, has gone too far. In an attempt to shame Trump supporters, Castro tweeted names and employers of prominent Texas Trump donors alongside the caption “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.”
Democrats never seem to be aware of their own hypocrisy that they are calling for hate-filled actions to combat what they believe are hate-filled actions. Trump’s campaign reported the tweet to Twitter arguing that it violated the platform’s “abusive behavior provision stating users cannot ‘engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so.”
Castro is not backing down from his actions and released another tweet in defense, which said:
No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that. All that info is routinely published. You’re trying to distract from the racisms that has overtaken the GOP and the fact that President Trump spends donor money on thousands of ads about Hispanics ‘invading’ America.
No one was targeted or harassed? Twitterverse is on fire with thousands of comments such as “He’s performing a public service by identifying these racist collaborators,” some are posting cartoons with mobs, machine guns and KKK characters, and one woman wrote “The trump donors in Castro’s tweet chose to do business with Trump and support more corruption, racism and policies of racist cruelty.”
The severity and dangerous consequences actions like this can lead to was best articulated by Representative Steve Scalise’s tweet: “People should not be personally targeted for their political views. Period. This isn’t a game. It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake. I know this firsthand.”
People should not be personally targeted for their political views. Period. This isn’t a game. It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake. I know this firsthand. https://t.co/PbxUMIOhae
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 6, 2019
The truth you must face Rep Castro is that you are a leader of our nation and you just publicly posted a hit list, and are encouraging others to do the same. Now all we can do is pray that no radical acts on your call to arms and murders more innocent people.
UPDATE from FoxNews.com: One of the donors Castro outed donated to HIS CAMPAIGN:
“Wayne Harwell, the owner of a local real estate development company whose name appeared on the list Castro shared on Monday night, told Fox News in a phone interview that he donated money to Castro’s congressional campaign. But he suggested that after Castro outed him in a bid to shame Trump supporters, he won’t be supporting Castro anymore.
‘I was also on a list of people that gave to Castro and if he dislikes me enough that he wants to put my name out there against Trump, I’m not going to give money to him,” Harwell told Fox News. “Obviously Castro feels pretty strongly against me.”