Doxxing Political Opponents: Joaquin Castro’s Answer to Everything?
Democrats have no real rational solutions to any issues. But they are good at one thing: doxxing political opponents. Texas Rep Joaquin Castro took his chance at it by outing information for 44 Texas Trump donors. By doing so, he put their lives at risk. And that’s NOT okay.
He tweeted that “your money is being used for hate.” But by doxxing political opponents, HE is the one exhibiting massive hate. Hate for the Constitution, hate for Republicans, hate for Trump. Oh, and by the way- he outed one of his own donors in his penchant to out Trump donors (Fox). Karma.
People should not be personally targeted for their political views. Period. This isn’t a game. It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake. I know this firsthand. https://t.co/PbxUMIOhae— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 6, 2019
Don’t be surprised by this behavior. This is the new Democrat/socialist/media model supported by the tech oligarchs. https://t.co/ULVLxWLa76— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) August 7, 2019
The list he released included numerous retired people, a homemaker, an entrepreneur… basically Castro’s hit list that targeted them for attacks. He’s now claiming “I didn’t make the graphic.” A statement which is completely irrelevant – he put it out there in public, he is responsible.
Both sides of the aisle slammed his decision. Even the left wing news media took him to task.
MSNBC’s Willie Geist pointed out the risk during a Wednesday morning interview with Castro, who is the campaign chairman for his brother, 2020 presidential hopeful Julian Castro.
“What do you say to those people this morning who said I made a campaign donation and now I’m going to be harassed, I’m going to have people protesting outside my business or perhaps even my home … what do you want from them?” Geist asked.
Castro said his intention was not to put anyone in danger, claiming, “I don’t want anybody harassed.”
“But they will be because you put their names in public,” Geist said.
Castro again said, “That was not my intention,” and Geist again insisted, “But that’s what will happen.”
Senator Ted Cruz nailed it when he tweeted:
“EVERYONE needs to tone the hateful partisan rhetoric way down. This is WRONG & Castro should retract it. In our constitutional Republic, the People rightly hold their representatives accountable; elected representatives should not be vilifying & doxxing their own constituents. https://twitter.com/castro4congress/status/1158576680182718464 …” Senator Ted Cruz
Joaquin Castro is shaming and vilifying 44 of his own constituents. While he definitely should “retract” that tweet, it’s too late. The leftists radicals already have the names.
He continued to claim that “no one was targeted or harassed.” His rhetoric and his actions say one specific thing: Joaquin Castro, the campaign manager for his brother Julian Castro, is not fit to serve Texans. If he is going to do his best to destroy their lives over a political contribution, he should resign immediately.
Featured photo: official photo of Joaquin Castro