Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), twin brother of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro, defended his decision to publish the names and places of employment of people from his district who donated to President Donald Trump in attempt to shame them.
Castro said he was not “doxxing” the donors, but instead said his post was meant as a “lament” that Hispanics were donating to Trump by giving their business to Trump supporters.
“My post was actually a lament,” Castro explained to host Joe Scarborough. “If you look at my language, I said that it is sad many of those folks are Hispanic and they’re giving their money to a guy who’s running ads talking about Hispanics invading this country.”
“It was a lament about all of us go to the restaurants these people own, the businesses that they own, we patronize these places, and they’re giving this money to this guy who’s taking their money and using to buy Facebook ads talking about how Hispanics are invading this country,” he added.
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