Something needs to be done…
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) criticized Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) for posting the names and employers of dozens of San Antonio residents who donated to President Donald Trump’s campaign.
“People should not be personally targeted for their political views. Period,” Scalise said on Wednesday. “This isn’t a game. It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake. I know this firsthand.”
If the events of this past weekend taught us anything, it’s that we need to stop seeing our neighbors as political enemies. This kind of dangerous targeting isn’t how we heal our nation.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 6, 2019
The Louisiana congressman’s remarks came in response to a tweet Castro posted a day prior that called out various local businesses which have made financial donations to the president during the 2020 election cycle.
“Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump,” Castro wrote. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”
The Texas congressman defended himself by contending that “no one was doxxed” since the post did not include private addresses or phone numbers.
“No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that. All that info is routinely published.” Castro replied after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarty (R-CA) scolded the “shameful and dangerous” post. “You’re trying to distract from the racism that has overtaken the GOP and the fact that President Trump spends donor money on thousands of ads about Hispanics ‘invading’ America.”