Congressman Publishes ‘Hit List’ of Trump Donors for Activists to Target


In an extremely reckless move, Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro’s brother who is a Democrat candidate for president felt the need to to target donors of President Trump and finds that to be perfectly fine.

The representative thought it was absolutely fine to publish the names of private citizens who donated to Trump while the nation is tense and on edge.

These were not big or famous donors, but yet everyday people who donated to Trump.

The purpose of this disgusting invasion of privacy was to intimidate these people for the decision to support the president.

“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,’” he said with a list.

Only one journalist, Huffington Post author Yashar Ali, had the common sense to call out Castro for his reckless act.

“The campaign of a member of congress targeting individual donors, and their businesses, to another campaign (and not famous billionaires) is a terrible and dangerous precedent to set.

“Also, this isn’t even Joaquin Castro’s opponent. Not that it would be ok if it were. Awful,” Ali said, to which Castro to responded.

 

“Yashar, I respect your work and writing. I’m certain that NY Magazine and Huff Post have printed similar graphics with name and employer many times before because it’s not private and it’s publicly reported. There’s no private addresses, phone numbers, etc. No ‘call to action,’” Castro said.

“Congressman, that comparison doesn’t make sense to me. When news orgs publish the names of donors they are newsworthy.

“But someone merely donating $2,700 does not make them newsworthy. Sure it’s public info but why is a member of congress doing this? It sets a bad precedent,” Ali said.

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