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Rep. Joaquin Castro Must Not Have Checked the Facts Before Doxing Trump Supporters

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Rep. Joaquin Castro, the twin brother of Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, tweeted specific businesses, professions and Twitter handles of people who allegedly gave the maximum allowable support to President Donald Trump.

After doxing them, the Texas Democrat claimed they were “fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”

Castro deservedly took a lot of heat for his stupid actions.

Instead of apologizing, Castro went on MSNBC to defend the doxing.

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After claiming that his actions were not doxing, Castro said the El Paso, Texas, mass shooter’s “manifesto” is the same as Trump’s language.

“The manifesto that that guy wrote could have been written by the people that write Trump’s speeches,” he said.

This is not the language of a politician who is upset at bigotry and evil. Castro’s language and actions are those of a man who wants to profit from it.

Do you think Castro should have released those names?

It’s obvious that Castro didn’t fact check his tweet before accusing the people named in it as “fueling a campaign of hate.”

One of the businesses named in Castro’s tweet is a barbecue restaurant in Texas that regularly gives away scholarships to local students.

A picture of the 2019 recipients of that scholarship is below. Notice the diversity of the students who received a generous gift from one of the “hateful” business owners doxed by Castro.

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Referring to the picture above, a twitter user by the name of Jack Daley noted, “There’s more diversity in that pic than on either of the democratic debate stages.”

But Castro’s doxing fallout didn’t stop there.

As it turns out, one of the people Castro named is actually a Castro supporter, at least until that foolish tweet got posted.

According to Fox News, “Wayne Harwell, the owner of a local real estate development company whose name appeared on the list Castro shared on Monday night, [said] 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.”

Way to go, Castro. Your moronic efforts to shame Trump supporters actually cost you support.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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South Carolina
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Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
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