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Democratic congressman slammed for 'inviting harassment' against private Trump supporters. How will his party respond?

Conservative Review

The following is an excerpt from Blaze Media’s daily Capitol Hill Brief email newsletter:

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas — the twin brother of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro — is taking criticism for doxxing Trump supporters after he tweeted out the names and employers of dozens of Trump donors from his own congressional district, saying, "Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as 'invaders.'"

“Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted. Trump 2020 campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said, “At the very least [Castro] is inviting harassment of these private citizens. At worst, he’s encouraging violence.”

Castro tried to defend his actions by saying that his tweet didn’t contain “private or personal info — no addresses or phone #, etc," and then doubled down on his initial sentiments about Donald Trump.

But the question remains: What sort of reaction did Castro expect to see from this? How are people’s employers not personal information? How did he expect people to react to a Democratic politician singling out private citizens in this way?

If Democrats are really concerned about public officials stirring up political violence, this is the exact kind of behavior they should be condemning.

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