Senator Saxby Chambliss has taken notice of the Swatting and other harassment of bloggers and is demanding that the Department of Justice look into any federal enforcement angle. His press release is here. The text of his letter to Eric Holder is included. It ends:
While I am certain that local law enforcement is reviewing each of these instances, I am asking you to please look into each of these cases as well to determine if any federal laws may have been violated. Future targets of SWAT-ting, whether engaged in political speech or not, may not be so fortunate as to escape physical harm.
I appreciate your attention to this matter, and I look forward to your response no later than June 29, 2012. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions or comments that you may have.
This kind of response from a legislator is important. This blog will be participating in the Day of Blog Silence on Friday to encourage further Congressional interest.
UPDATE—Erick Erickson is one of Sen. Chambliss’ constituents.
UPDATE 2—ABC has picked up the story of the Senator’s request. And Drudge is linking to the ABC story.
UPDATE 4–The Atlanta Journal-Constitution takes notice.