You gotta kind of feel sorry for the confused old woman.
House Leader Nancy Pelosi said that after the release of the phone numbers of Democratic members of Congress, she’s been inundated with “obscene and sick calls.”
The info was apparently stolen in a hacking of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) by “Guccifer 2.0” a hacker purportedly with ties to the Russian government. The personal contact information for all Democrat lawmakers plus their top aides, was made public, The Washington Times is reporting.
“As you are aware, the DCCC and other Democratic Party entities have been the target of cybersecurity intrusions — an electronic Watergate break-in,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to her colleagues. “As of last night, a mix of personal and official information of Democratic Members and hundreds of congressional staff, purportedly from a hack of the DCCC, was posted online.”
In the letter, she detailed how unhappy the vulgar phone calls made her.
“On a personal note, I was in the air flying from Florida to California when the news broke. Upon landing, I have received scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voicemails and text messages,” she said. She also called for her colleagues to shield their children from the messages and said the hack is “a sad course of events, not only for us,” but for the country.
Some lawmakers home addresses were also included in the hack.
Pelosi said she is changing her number and is encouraging fellow lawmakers to do the same.
DCCC national press secretary Meredith Kelly said the committee is aware of reports that sensitive information belonging to congressional Democrats has been leaked.
“As previously noted, the DCCC has been the target of a cybersecurity incident, and we are cooperating with federal law enforcement in their ongoing investigation. We are aware of reports that documents claimed to be from our network have been released and are investigating their authenticity,” Kelly said.
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement Friday night that releasing private information “is never acceptable.”
“The unauthorized disclosure of people’s personally identifiable information is never acceptable, and we can fully expect the authorities will be investigating the posting of this information,” Schiff said. “I have every confidence that law enforcement will get to the bottom of this, and identify the responsible parties. And when they do, I hope the administration will disclose who is attempting to interfere with the American political process, and levy strong consequences against those responsible.”
I would love to get a copy of some of the messages that were left on Pelosi’s voicemail or read some of her text messages. While vulgar, I’ve no doubt that many of them are spot-on.