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.
Rep. Castro on his post with the names of Trump donors: “My post was actually a lament … many of those folks are Hispanic and they’re giving their money to a guy who’s running ads talking about Hispanics invading this country.” https://t.co/4aHDvsKSeA pic.twitter.com/HhNJ3Znfha
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 7, 2019
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.
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.
Since 2015 we have been awarding scholarships to our employees to further their education. We are proud of our 2019 scholarship winners, who received 5,000 dollars to go toward their higher education endeavors. #scholarship #billmiller pic.twitter.com/wFOInNqRqw
— BillMillerBBQ (@BillMillerBarBQ) July 30, 2019
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.”
There’s more diversity in that pic than on either of the democratic debate stages.
— Jack Daley (@RealJackDaley) August 7, 2019
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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