Sitting Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX) probably thought he was helping his brother, 2020 presidential candidate Julian, by doxxing Trump supporters.
He was wrong.
From Washington Examiner:
Rep. Joaquin Castro’s plan to shame a group of donors to President Trump is having the opposite effect.
One of the individuals named by the Texas Democrat estimates that the lawmaker’s actions have spurred donors to give more than $1 million toward Trump’s reelection effort in recent days.
R. H. Bowman told the Washington Examiner his fellow members of “Texas 44,” as the San Antonio-based donors refer to themselves, have been on a fundraising frenzy since Castro tweeted about them on Monday, “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”
Bowman, an attorney, said that didn’t go down well with he and his fellow donors.
A San Antonio man was wrongly outed on Twitter as a donor to President Trump by Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro and said Friday the incident forced him to review emergency plans with his wife and three children.
Harper Huddleston said on “Fox & Friends” that his name appeared on Castro’s list instead of the name of his retired father, who contributed to the Trump campaign. He said the mix-up was because they share the same first name, but have different middle names, though his father does not go by the name Harper.
Huddleston said he supports Trump and has contributed in the past to the mayoral campaign of Castro’s brother, Julian, who is now running for president. He said he was glad to have received the negative attention instead of his father, but explained that he was forced to go over emergency plans with his wife and three children.
Check out how Joaquin doxxed Trump donors and their employers in order to publicly shame them…
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.’
This is why political donations should no longer be made public. The left is weaponizing transparency to ensure donors to their political opponents are harassed, boycotted, or worse.
This is disgusting. Inciting violence against private citizens for participating in our Democracy is beyond the pale. Your rabid hatred of @realDonaldTrump has made you deranged.
Rep. Castro, the identical twin brother of Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, has been an outspoken critic of Trump and his administration. “You must respond with the proper force and strength,” he said in an interview last week. “We are not people, my brother and I, who gratuitously look for fights but this is the time to stand up, right now,” he added.
The maximum legal donation is $2,800 each for federal primary and general election campaigns. Election law dictates that individuals who donate over $200 to these campaigns report to the Federal Election Commission.
While the names of these donors are available for discovery through the FEC, many were critical of Castro’s tweet as it seemed specifically to target local citizens of his own congressional district.