Chambliss fires staffer over posting of anti-gay slur

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) fired a staffer for having posted a threatening slur against gays on a blog.

Chambliss said that, following an investigation by the Senate Sergeant at Arms, he'd decided to fire the staffer, and personally call the author of the blog to apologize.

"The office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms has concluded its investigation, and I responded to that report immediately with the removal of a member of my staff," Chambliss said in a statement.

"I have called Mr. Jervis, the blog’s author, and apologized to him personally, and I am sorry for the hurt this incident has caused," he said. "Regardless of one’s position on issues and policies, such comments are simply unacceptable, are not befitting those who work in the U.S. Senate, and I will not tolerate them from my staff."

The staffer, whose identity has not been made public. The staffer allegedly wrote that "all [gays] must die" on the blog "Joe.My.Blog."