GOP Senators Say Protesters Came To Their Homes, Called Their Home Phones After Being Doxxed

Brittany M. Hughes | September 28, 2018
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While Republican senators were questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and rebuking their Democratic colleagues for how they’ve handled his utterly botched confirmation process, someone in the House of Representatives was updating the GOP lawmakers’ Wikipedia pages to include the senators’ personal phone numbers and home addresses.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who delivered a powerful statement during Thursday’s hearing in defense of Kavanaugh, told Fox & Friends he literally had people show up to his home after his personal information was shared on the site and blasted out over Twitter.

“I got a new number and a bunch of people beating on my door last night,” Graham said Friday morning.

Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch were also doxxed, with Hatch’s wife reportedly getting bombarded with angry phone calls – on her birthday, no less.
 


While it's nearly impossible to figure out exactly who was responsible for the intentional leak, the changes were linked to an IP address located  inside the House of Representatives thanks to an automatic Twitter bot that tracks Wikipedia changes made from inside Congress.

Wikipedia has since removed the information and Twitter has deleted posts with lawmakers’ personal contacts.

 

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