After a failed attempt to expose the personal details of some major supporters of President Donald Trump, Rep. Joaquin Castro may be humiliated to know he only helped strengthen their businesses.
Castro, a Democratic lawmaker and campaign chair for the presidential run of Julian Castro, his twin brother, posted the details of private citizens on his Twitter account. Those targeted include business owners, a realtor and several retired people who made contributions to Trump’s campaign.
“Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders,’” Castro tweeted.
See a redacted version of the tweet below.
Balour Miller, the owner of Bill Miller BBQ, is listed as one of those “fueling a campaign of hate.”
Although Castro is an elected official representing Texas, too much time in Washington, D.C., may have helped him forget the golden rule of the Lone Star State: Don’t mess with Texan BBQ.
Miller’s restaurants are famous for their fried chicken and brisket, two foods loved not only in Texas but all across the southern United States. Needless to say, few people were on board with Castro’s implied boycott.
Fans of good food soon began lining up at Bill Miller BBQ. According to some reports, every Bill Miller restaurant was packed with Texans looking for great barbecue.
— Mama G (@MamaGill10) August 8, 2019
— Tamie J. McDonald (@TamieJMcDonald) August 7, 2019
Bill Miller’s barbecue has left such a profound mark on Texans that even some of Castro’s fellow Democrats are coming out of the woodwork to support the brisket and fried chicken eatery.
“A company should be judged by the services and products they provide and how they give back to the community, as well as how they treat their employees,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff in a letter to local Democratic leadership.
Wolff, a proud Democrat, said any boycott of the restaurant would be a “huge mistake for the party.”
For the Castro brothers, attacking businesses in their own state may have seemed like a bold and brave move, but it flopped horribly. Texans have made it clear that this kind of political attack simply won’t work.
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