Congressman takes heat for tweeting Trump donor names

Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro received widespread criticism Tuesday after he shared the names and professions of 44 San Antonio residents who donated the maximum amount to President Trump’s reelection campaign.

Castro shared an image through the Twitter account of his reelection campaign with information about the donors and their employers. “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.” The tweet said. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.'”

Castro, who is also the chairman of his brother Julián Castro’s presidential campaign, was panned by pundits and lawmakers for sharing the names in a perceived effort to target private citizens. The maximum legal donation is $2,800 for primary and general campaigns, prohibiting any individual from donating more than $5,600. The Federal Election Commission reports all donors who give over $200 to one campaign.

“Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous. What happened to ‘when they go low, we go high?’ Or does that no longer matter when your brother is polling at 1%? Americans deserve better,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Gary Hull says:

    WOW Demoncratic Representatives are now attacking Republican donors and putting their names on the web. The should be against the law. Even so these are not the type of people we want representing Americans. Vote him out. Gary

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