Somebody has doxxed U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Which is terrible, but doesn’t sound especially unsurprising in these troubled times. No, what makes this news especially shocking is that the doxxing occurred from a Capitol Hill computer.
The Washington Examiner‘s Philip Wegmann, adding commentary and context:
The current Supreme Court skirmish has become particularly nasty. The Left has taken as fact that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a serial sexual predator without corroborating evidence. The Left has tried to blackmail Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. And now someone on the Left is going after the families because of the politics of Republican senators.
That seems understated to me. A little more than a year after a deranged former Bernie Bro opened fire on congressional Republicans practicing for a baseball game in Northern Virginia, somebody—maybe an intern; who knows?—released the home addresses and phone numbers of three senior Republican leaders who happen to serve on the Judiciary Committee. What will the consequences be?
Meanwhile, on Twitter, Ian Millhiser, the “Justice Editor” of the left-wing ThinkProgress site, makes the mistake of wondering out loud (screenshot at right, because who knows if the tweet survives the after a GOP lawmaker gets blown away on his front stoop by another “Justice”-minded leftist?): “Tell me again why we shouldn’t confront Republicans where they eat, where they sleep, and where they work until they stop being complicit in the destruction of our democracy.”
Well, gosh, that’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Twitter has some answers. A few notable ones:
Incitement to Riot.
Look them up. https://t.co/5FzYJyIUNq
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) September 28, 2018
Except we have a republic, NOT a democracy. Just a thought, might want to find out what sort of government you have, THEN decide if someone is damaging it.
— CarodyRB (@CarodyRae) September 28, 2018
Why shouldn’t you assault Republicans, vandalize their property, and burglarize their homes?
Well, it’s against the law.
It could get somebody shot.
You are committing Solicitation to Commit a Crime.
We have elections to settle our differences.
Plus, it’s bad manners. ????
— Immortan Deplorable (@RJGatorEsq) September 28, 2018
Because in open carry states that have self and family protection laws, this would not go well for you.
— Brandon J. Walker (@BrandonJWalker2) September 28, 2018
Because that’s fascism.
— Chloé S. Valdary ???? (@cvaldary) September 28, 2018
Because it’s wrong.
— Professor Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) September 28, 2018
Oh, yeah . . . that.