September 22nd, 2010
01:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Senator's office investigating anti-gay blog comment

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ office is investigating whether an anti-gay comment posted on a popular gay blog originated from one of its offices.
Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ office is investigating whether an anti-gay comment posted on a popular gay blog originated from one of its offices.

(CNN) - Staffers from the office of Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss are investigating whether or not a profane anti-gay comment posted on a gay blog originated from one of its offices.

The comment –"All F**gots must die" [without asterisks]– was posted Tuesday afternoon by a user identifying himself as "Jimmy" in in response to a blog post about the Senate's cloture vote on a Defense bill that included the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The vote to allow debate on the bill failed and the legislation did not advance.

Joseph Jervis is the owner of "Joe.My.God," a blog that covers gay and lesbian issues. He wrote the post and tracked the rogue commenter's Internet Protocol (IP) address. After he learned that the Internet service provider (ISP) was the U.S. Senate, he shared the IP address with his tech-savvy readers who say they've traced its origination to an Atlanta office building that houses regional offices for both of Georgia's U.S. senators.

Sen. Johnny Isakson's spokeswoman, Sheridan Watson, denied that the slur came from her office, and told CNN that the IP address in question does not match any of their computers.

Chambliss' office released a statement Tuesday night that acknowledged they were looking into the matter, but stopped short of confirming that the post originated in their office.

"We have seen the allegations and are moving quickly to understand the facts," spokeswoman Bronwyn Lance Chester said in a statement. "This office has not and will not tolerate any activity of the sort alleged. Once we have ascertained whether these claims are true, we will take the appropriate steps."

When contacted for further comment, Chambliss' spokeswoman referred CNN to the office's original statement.

Both Isakson and Chambliss oppose the repeal of don't ask, don't tell.

soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Ellid

    If this is from someone in Chambliss' office, it's not a surprise. That man has dealt in smears, lies, and insults since the day he ran for Senate by implying that war hero Max Cleland didn't love his country.

    September 22, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  2. The Tea Party is another Koch Brothers Product

    Gee must be the same rightwing nutball thats on here,hahaha

    September 22, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  3. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Republicans are FASCISTS....

    Anyone who doesn't see the predictable rise of the Tea Bags as a the same as the rise of NAZIS in 1930s Germany and the climate of hate they created is damned stupid.

    America, BEAWARE

    September 22, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  4. Hunter of the lib hunter

    Saxby has told everyone on his staff to think these profane thoughts, but not post them.

    September 22, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  5. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Bigotry from the heart of dixie? What a shocker.

    September 22, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  6. Phoney 86

    What is all the fuss about guys in the military? If you did not have guys, we would only have gals in the military.

    September 22, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  7. Michael

    Another nut job that does not deserve to hold office. They try to deny in public the way they feel in private. Wait until some of these wacko Tea Party goofballs get in office. The mud slinging will reach new lows.

    September 22, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Real Earth

    What would you expect from a redneck state.

    September 22, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    What? An old white southern hypocrit having something to do with it?

    I'm shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED.

    September 22, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  10. NVa Native

    No surprise of hate and prejudice coming from a Georgia politicians office. Show us the email from a sothern politician about them coming up with a way to deal with climate change, or education reform, or real policy that benefits the middle class. Now that would be news.

    September 22, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  11. Cheney and Armey are a couple of Dicks

    Way to go right wingnuts! Let's see, you have alienated moderates, independents, policemen, firemen, teachers, nurses, jews, catholics, muslims, union workers, the middle class, people who have an education beyond the eighth grade, women, gays, those who have no health insurance, those who lost their jobs in the Bush/Cheney/republican near depression, wounded veterans, military servicemen, hispanics, blacks, and those who make less than $250,000. That is quite an accomplishment. Your big tent is made up of Fox viewers and domestic terrorists.

    September 22, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  12. mike

    You got to be kidding me these fools don't know what is going on with there staff then they should not be a senators but I guess when you are a back woods racist hillbilly that walks around with a suit on the voters down there will just love you

    September 22, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. harvey 60

    the appropriate step is to bring in the FBI because this is a federal hate crime, brought to you by the same folks that say the Tea Party and Republican Party aren't racist

    September 22, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  14. Peter s

    They don't need to die they just need prayers!!

    September 22, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  15. The Tea Party is another Koch Brothers Product

    Now you know why they call them Peecans.This guy is another southern scumbag.

    September 22, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  16. Tracy

    Wow! You know, I always wondered about the nasty little people who post comments like that. Wow!! I always pictured them in their parent's basements. Not Government. Chalk another one true for the conspiracy folks!

    September 22, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  17. Darth Vadik, CA

    Oh well, this is a good ole' Southern boy from Georgia, the one that grew up tormenting, abusing and killing people for being gay. And this was OK then, and of course writing a little thing like Kill all F**gots on a blog is just his "frustration" of the changing world coming out.

    Goes to show that people with higher IQ's (AKA – NOT the Bible Belt), have advanced into 21st century), while the DUMB LOW IQ states (AKA Bible Belt states) have tried to regress backwards into some "Caucasian Utopia"...

    ...WHICH NEVER EXISTED IN A FIRST PLACE...because where there is no equality for ALL, there is no UTOPIA to begin with....

    ...you poor dumb Southern F**ks

    September 22, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  18. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    From a Georgia Republican Senator's office. What about this is earth shaking? Georgia. Republican. Think about it. That is what they are all about to their core. This is what their family values are.

    September 22, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  19. ddt

    Are you people surprised? Republicans hate gay people and in doing so they hate our men and women who serve this nation, will to give their blood for us all. The republicans have long claimed the best in our naitonal security yet when it comes to those who provide the security they claim, they hate them. They choose and pick what kind of soilder they like and hate the rest. Yesterday Republicans in the senate, voted against our security. The American people should be told and reminded our hypcrites these people are.

    September 22, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  20. Ferret out the BS

    This country can't rid itself of its prurient, medieval beliefs that being gay / lesbien is somehow evil. We can never advance as a soociety until there is acceptance and tolerance. A society can only perform to it's full potential when all of its citizens are included.

    September 22, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  21. diridi

    media, go after this idiot....get this idiot out of office...nasty GOP thugs.....

    September 22, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  22. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I think someone is real sick and has to be caught before he/she carries out these "terrorist" threats.

    September 22, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  23. Mesa Mick

    A homophobic rethugliecant cracker fro GA?

    I'm shocked I tell you, SHOCKED!

    September 22, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  24. keeth in cali

    These people are not capable of intelligent debate, only anger and lies and violence towards those with different ideas.

    September 22, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  25. deshadez

    well we do know thats how republicans really feel and its time for obama to stop beating around the bush and tell the american public the truth..somethin like they are really blocking all my legislation because im a black president and if they allow my legislation too pass i would probably be one of the best presidents ever!.bottom line repubs are racist and this is about race too them..not the american people its a shame that in america we can elect a black presidents but only on one condition we cant let him be successful!

    September 22, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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