Rep. Joaquin Castro, the chair of his twin brother Julián Castro’s presidential campaign, tweeted the names and employers of 44 residents in his district who contributed the maximum amount to President Trump’s re-election campaign, making targets of them and their livelihoods.
“Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump,” Castro wrote on social media, accusing them of “fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh responded on Twitter by asking, “Hey, media, do you think this is okay?”
“At the very least @Castro4Congress is inviting harassment of these private citizens,” he continued. “At worst, he’s encouraging violence. Will media concerned about “rhetoric” care about this? He’s listing people and their employers. This is a target list.”
“Democrats want to talk about inciting violence? This naming of private citizens and their employers is reckless and irresponsible. He is endangering the safety of people he is supposed to be representing.”