Republicans are requesting an investigation from the House Ethics Committee, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t going to be happy about the results.
Conservative members of the House of Representatives sent a letter requesting an investigation into Rep. Joaquin Castro, who released the personal information of President Trump’s campaign donors in the wake of the El Paso shooting.
With tempers understandably flaring after the mass shooting event, Castro’s actions could reasonably be expected to lead to the injury or death of a donor or a member of their immediately families.
The letter makes Republicans’ positions clear: “Posting a target list of private citizens simply for supporting his political opponent is antithetical to our principles and serves to suppress the free speech and free association rights of Americans,” it read.
Republicans want to know of Castro’s actions violated House Ethics rules. The letter was signed by multiple members of Congress, most notably Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) who is known for his support for President Donald Trump.
When people who donate to political campaigns are threatened, harassed, and intimidated, their free speech rights are under assault. And many believes that by releasing this information, that is exactly what Rep. Castro intended.
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