September 24th, 2010
10:40 AM ET

Chambliss office source of anti-gay comment

Jeff Simon

Washington (CNN) – The office of Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss has confirmed that a profane anti-gay comment posted on a gay blog originated from one of its offices, and has handed the investigation to the Senate Sergeant at Arms.

A spokeswoman for Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer told CNN Friday, "Mr. Gainer does not have a comment" on the matter.

The blog posting -"All F**gots must die" [without asterisks]- was published Tuesday afternoon by a user identifying himself as "Jimmy" in response to a blog post about the Senate's cloture vote on a Defense bill that included the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The vote to allow debate on the bill failed and the legislation did not advance.

Joseph Jervis is the owner of "Joe.My.God," a blog that covers gay and lesbian issues. He wrote the post and tracked the rogue commenter's IP address. After he learned that the Internet service provider (ISP) was the U.S. Senate, he shared the IP address with his tech-savvy readers who say they've traced its origination to an Atlanta office building that houses regional offices for both of Georgia's U.S. senators.

Chambliss' office released a statement Wednesday night:

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