It’s worse than it sounds. That’s what a Republican Party official in Pennsylvania thinks about a website vowing to identify and boycott businesses owned by supporters of President Trump.
“There was a Facebook post which introduced this, and what these folks said was beyond just compiling a list of businesses that they wanted to boycott,” Allegheny County GOP Chairman Sam DeMarco told The Todd Starnes Show. “They said that on this website they would provide tips specifically on how to drive them out of business, (and) they also said that they wanted to create a map of individual donors and where they lived.”
The reason? For people to see if their neighbor had donated and to keep their children away.
“So, it’s much worse than just trying to take and identify businesses who may have contributed to a candidate whose ideology you don’t support,” said DeMarco. “That’s what concerns me.”
Television station KDKA reported the “Boycott MAGA” group has already identified nearly 100 businesses in the Pittsburgh area that are owned by Trump supporters.
“We do not encourage violence against Trump supporters,” the administrators of “Boycott MAGA” wrote on their Facebook page. “We simply support ridiculing them, alienating them, and refusing to patronize businesses run by them.”
“This isn’t just about boycotting businesses, this is an attempt to intimidate business owners and people into not contributing or not supporting a candidate whose ideas they believe in,” DeMarco warned. “Whatever happened to freedom of speech and the ability to express support for whomever you believed in?”
DeMarco said he is trying to let people know that there is a Republican Party in Pittsburgh and in Allegheny County that will support and defend their rights.