Atlanta, GA (AP) - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says he has removed a
member of his staff after an investigation into a derogatory slur
left on an Internet discussion over the rights of gays to serve in
the U.S. military.
Chambliss said in a statement Thursday that the Senate Sergeant
at Arms had concluded its investigation, and he responded
immediately by removing a member of his staff.
The Georgia senator said he has called the blog's author to
apologize personally. Chambliss said that such comments are
The comment was posted on an Internet site dedicated to gay and
lesbian issues. It was posted by a user identified as "Jimmy" who
used a slur against gays.
The blog's readers then traced the Internet Protocol address to
the suburban Atlanta complex where Chambliss has an office.
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