U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) discussed he and his family being doxed by a former Democratic congressional staffer on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Wednesday. Lee, along with other Republican staffers, were targeted in the midst of the Kavanaugh confirmation process.
Hewitt also asks Lee about Hillary Clinton’s recent comments on civility.
Read the transcript:
Hugh Hewitt: “I have to ask you an unpleasant question. Were you or any member of your family physically threatened in the process of confirming Justice Kavanaugh?”
Mike Lee: “I was doxed, meaning our personal information was released – our personal address where I’m here in Washington, where I live in Utah as well as my personal cell phone number. And it’s terrible. It leaves us feeling very unsafe. My wife has had to be followed to the park by the local police. It’s not a pleasant thing. This is completely unnecessary, I would add. It’s completely unnecessary to descend to a point in our society where with the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice, someone has to feel physically threatened by the release of such information.”
Hewitt: “Well, you know that former Secretary of State Clinton went on with Christiane Amanpour yesterday at Oxford. Let me play you the start of her cut number nine so you can comment on it.”
Hillary Clinton: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”
Hewitt: “So Mike Lee, Hillary Clinton saying you can’t be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for. I don’t think you want to destroy anything, but I am shocked that Secretary Clinton said that.”
Lee: “I am, too, Hugh, and especially because she went on to say in that same clip that if Democrats could win in this election, then we can go on to be civil after that. In other words, according to Hillary, civility is what happens between two groups of people when her group gets what it wants. That’s appalling. That’s not civility. In fact, that’s the opposite of civility. I haven’t, it’s been a long time since I’ve heard someone who purports to be a responsible member of society something so awful. And I demand that she retract it.”
Listen to the full interview here.