Right after some of the Republican senators came to the defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the hearing, someone seemingly doxxed them, by some reports allegedly from a House IP address. Some pointed a finger at Maxine Waters’ office and she is now angrily denying the charge.
Information was added to the Wikipedia pages of Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) revealing their home addresses and phone numbers.
The information was posted from Capitol Hill during the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Some sites claimed the IP had previously been used by a staffer from Waters’ office.
Waters angrily denied the charge, calling it, “Lies, lies, and more despicable lies,” posting a statement on Twitter.
From Fox News:
“This unfounded allegation is completely false and an absolute lie,” Waters continued. “The member of my staff – whose identity, personal information, and safety have been compromised as a result of these fraudulent and false allegations – was in no way responsible for the leak of this information.”
People immediately came back at her denial.
Former White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, noted that her denial was “angry,” making a comparison to how Democrats criticized Kavanaugh for being angry in his denial.
“This denial is angry,” Fleischer wrote. “This suggests she doesn’t have the temperament to be a Member of Congress. When someone is accused of something they didn’t do, they must not be angry. They must not be defiant. They must not question the motives of the accuser. They must be calm and serene.”
One of her Republican opponents in the midterms, Omar Navarro, called it “Big if true.”
They should be investigating who doxxed the senators. And Rand Paul has called for an investigation.
And no one should be advocating harassment of anyone on Maxine Waters’ staff.
But it’s rather ironic that she’s concerned about people doxxing her staffer after she’s called for people to confront Republicans on the street or wherever they find them.