Saxby Chambliss investigating whether staffer left gay slur
A slur against gays left on the blog Joe.My.God was traced back to the Atlanta office of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) on Tuesday. Chambliss has confirmed to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that he is investigating whether one of his staffers left the comment, which suggested that all gays "must die."
Blog readers helped trace the IP address of the commenter to either Chambliss' office or the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson, nearby. "Among the fields in which gay people are over-represented is the IT field," said one of the bloggers who helped pin down the source.
Isakson has already declared that the message did not come from his staff.
"We have seen the allegations and are moving quickly to understand the facts. This office has not and will not tolerate any activity of the sort alleged," Chambliss spokeswoman Bronwyn Lance Chester told Politerati. "Once we have ascertained whether these claims are true, we will take the appropriate steps."
Reporter Jim Galloway told Joe.My.God he's hoping for further confirmation and possibly the name of the staffer today.
| September 22, 2010; 10:27 AM ET
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