Web errors hit Hill after Obama, Boehner speeches
July 26th, 2011
07:58 AM ET
10 years ago

Web errors hit Hill after Obama, Boehner speeches

Washington (CNN) – Shortly after President Obama's address on the debt ceiling negotiations Monday night, problems were reported with the web pages of at least two Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.

An error message on Boehner's site said "The web page cannot be found," and Bachmann's website said the "Server is too busy."

"There were temporary issues with sites hosted by outside vendors - many have been resolved," a spokeswoman for House Administration Committee said.

Both websites were operating normally by early Tuesday.

Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Scott

    Republican senators took their websites offline because they weren't interested in what the American people had to say. I'm sure their backline channels remained wide open to BP, Koch, and other big corporate donors/owners...

    July 26, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  2. Bill

    The GOP will lose its majority in the House in 2012 plain and simple.

    July 26, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  3. MrManhattan

    It seems appropriate that their sites would crash. The Republican plan for the future of communications infrastructure focuses on the private development of carrier pigeons and the pony express!

    July 26, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  4. Unheard

    Boehner's contact page is still down. So much for congratulating him on hosing everbody...

    July 26, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  5. Bill from GA

    So how about some kind of an investigation into this? Was it deliberate? If the sites are supported by Federal funding, this could be a serious crime.

    July 26, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  6. SayWhat

    "Both websites were operating normally by early Tuesday."

    That's a lot more than can be said for Boehner and the Ship of Fools known as House Republicans. America understands clearly that you put yourselves and your party before the interests of the nation and will remember when it comes time to go to the ballot box in 2012.

    July 26, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  7. Julie

    The Bachmann and Boehner sites are not working so you cannot contact them. Watch them now say that the American people are with them. Notice how they always say the "American people want ..."? There are a whole lot of us Americans that want a big deal, spending cuts and revenue increases, but to the GOP, we don't really count as Americans. Only those people who agree with their failed policies that brought us to this mess count as Americans to them.

    July 26, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  8. GI Joe

    I called and sent emails. The repubs just ignore them. I'm sure I'll get canned talking points from the far-right religious wing-nuts (they're handed out to all the house members and if they stray, they'll be primaried).

    EVERYONE in the House is up for re-election every two years. WHO is worried about re-election? The repubs. They know we're mad, and they have to do as much damage as they can before we vote them out in 2012. Say buh-bye

    July 26, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. Beverly Kidwell

    They can run but they cannot hide. The worst Congress in History, lead by the dumbest Leader, who is a puppet for the dumbest bunch of people Tea Party? They disgrace the name. They are so far from people in history who cared and had common sense it is ridiculous. We worked all these years for this? Living the American Dream has become the American Nightmare!

    July 26, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  10. FM

    These people are making me starting hating politics. They are not making it look a funny game any more. What a banana world we have just entered!

    July 26, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  11. Susan

    It took me over 2 hours to get through to my rep from Florida last night (Server busy.) This morning I also contacted Florida's senators.

    July 26, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I would hope those that were able to leave a message said COMPROMISE! There is no need to hold the country hostage like this. Work out something that everyone complains about a little; that means it is a good deal.

    July 26, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. fayse

    Now is the time for all good Americans to defeat the Tea Party and all of ther Teapublicans. How dare they sign the pledges of Grover Norquist. Last time I checked that man is not an elected official. The mid-term elections in 2010 was a fiasco. Now we see the result. Those newbie tea party people can not make any original speech. Each and every one of them repeat the "canned & idiotic slogans" that have been fed to them. They are all puppets and do not dare have an original thought. And they care even less than the majority of Americans. Now that really doesn't make any sense because the Tea Party is only about 28% of their own party.

    July 26, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
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