FEC Complaint Filed Against Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro

  • 2019-08-10
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
FEC Complaint Filed Against Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro
 
Texas Democrat Representative Joaquin Castro exposed the names of Trump donors recently in an attempt to gain political points.

Many called this move dangerous.

Conservative lawyer Dan Backer calls it illegal. The lawyer filed a complaint with the FEC alleging that Castro violated federal election law.

According to Fox News:

First he drew the ire of Twitter and Republican lawmakers when he released the names and employers of Trump donors in Texas; now Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has been hit with an official Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint over the controversial action.

On Friday, conservative lawyer Dan Backer filed an FEC complaint alleging that Castro’s actions violated the Federal Election Campaign Act by encouraging harassment of the donors.

“By exposing Trump donors — and one of his own as well — to bullying and intimidation, Castro broke the law, and it’s high time we hold him accountable for his despicable, cowardly actions,” Backer said.

Also included in the alleged violation is a precedent set by a 1989 court case that grants regular citizens “practical obscurity,” even though their donations are a matter of public record.

By publishing the donors' contact information Castro seemingly exposed the donors to harassment from the radical portion of the left. Backer is trying to make sure that his actions have consequences.

[READ MORE: Rep. Castro's Attempt to Shame Trump Supporters Backfires]

 Source: TTN

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