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.
Heartless people just doxxed Orrin Hatch while he was speaking and his poor wife has been receiving calls nonstop ON HER BIRTHDAY and their home address was made public.— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 27, 2018
This is how low they will go. Absolutely disgusting.
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.