‘It’s Called Fascism’: Dan Crenshaw Crushes Joaquin Castro’s and his Doxxing Tactics, Says Censure Should Be Considered
On the subject of Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) Releasing the Names Of Trump Donors, Dan Crenshaw douses the lesser twin: “There’s Another Term For This Kind of Tactic”… “It’s Called Fascism”.
Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) slammed Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) for tweeting out a list of Trump donors by stating, “there’s another term for this kind of tactic, Guy, it’s called fascism.” He also stated that a House censure of Castro should be considered.
Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u
— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) August 6, 2019
Crenshaw said, “You know, there’s another term for this kind of tactic, Guy, it’s called fascism. This is what it is. When you try to bully people into thinking and acting different, and especially coming from an elected official, this is extremely worrying. I think what he did is absolutely disgusting. It also makes it very hard to justify the — what we thought we all agreed on, which was transparency in how money in politics moves. But if you’re going to weaponize that transparency, it’s going to be very difficult to defend it.”
Democrats remain mostly silent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and many other Congressional Republicans have strongly condemned tweets published on Tuesday by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) that included the names and personal information of Trump supporters who had donated the maximum amount to the President’s reelection campaign.
At the very least @Castro4Congress is inviting harassment of these private citizens. 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. pic.twitter.com/5JnNe7RxYb
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) August 6, 2019
Castro, who is the Chairman of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus as well as his brother Julián Castro‘s 2020 presidential campaign has refused to apologize, justifying it by saying in so many words that the people who are “funding white supremacy” need to be outed.
Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous. What happened to “when they go low, we go high?” Or does that no longer matter when your brother is polling at 1%? Americans deserve better. https://t.co/PiFcifpxc1
— Kevin McCarthy (@kevinomccarthy) August 6, 2019
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) talked about the El Paso and Dayton mass shooting tragedies as well as Castro’s actions in an interview he did on Fox News Radiowith Townhall‘s Guy Benson. Crenshaw described the doxxing as unabashed fascism. He also suggested that censure be on the table for consideration*:
Crenshaw: … he wants people to think twice because he wants to bully them and shame them in public and potentially dox them and potentially even even incite some kind of retribution against them. You know, there’s another term for this kind of tactic, Guy. It’s called fascism. This is what it is. When you when you try to bully people into thinking and acting different and especially coming from an elected official this is extremely worrying. I think what he did is absolutely disgusting. It also makes it very hard to justify what we thought we all agreed on which was transparency in how money in politics moves. But if you’re going to weaponize that transparency it’s going to be very difficult to defend it. And that’s really problematic. And it’s just as a culture that’s not where we should be. It really isn’t. Trying to mobilize efforts against private citizens is a really, really disgusting thing to do.
Castro did not back away. He doubled down in another tweet pointing out that the information shared is available in public records, and no one was doxxed. In a reply to McCarthy, he wrote, “Donald Trump has put a target on the back of millions. And you’re too cowardly or agreeable to say anything about it. How about I stop mentioning Trump’s public campaign donors and he stops using their money for ads that fuel hate?”
No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that. All that info is routinely published.
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. 1/2 https://t.co/TwUDC4m5tO
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) August 7, 2019
Castro had a harder time defending the tweet during an appearance on Morning Joe Tuesday, when host Willie Geist pressed him on the harassment the people mentioned in his tweet are sure to face.
This exchange is *chef kiss*
Rep. Castro: “Look I don’t want anyone to be harassed or —“
Willie Geist: “Well they will be because you put their names out there.”
Rep. Castro: “That was not my intention —“
Willie Geist: “But that’s what will happen.”
— Calli Norton (@CalliNorton) August 7, 2019
“That list sort of screams like the Dayton, Ohio, shooter’s list, right?” Trump Jr. said of Castro’s tweet.
Holy shit. On Fox & Friends, Donald Trump Jr compares the list Joaquin Castro released of public info about who has donated to Trump with a mass shooter's kill list.
"That list sort of screams like the Dayton, Ohio, shooter's list, right? … it's pretty scary." pic.twitter.com/gZ1PYO94EI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 7, 2019
Castro is a fascist, no doubt. But enough about Fidel.