A Lott of outrage

Feel the love, Sen. Lott:

Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss., has been inundated with so many phone calls in his Washington office over his support for the immigration bill that he has taken to picking up the phone himself.

“Some people were pretty startled,” said Lott spokesman Lee Youngblood.

Lott’s position on the immigration bill has angered some radio talk show hosts who have publicized the office numbers of his Washington and Jackson offices, leading to jammed lines that often ring “busy” and e-mail servers that fill up.

“The problem has been that when lines are tied up, people with concerns about Social Security or veterans’ benefits can’t get through,” said Youngblood. “That’s what has posed the greatest challenge.”

Lott on Tuesday was one of 24 Senate Republicans who helped break a stalemate and move the bill forward. Its final passage remains uncertain.

Lott has expressed concern that some people who call use profanity and inappropriate language…

…As to the volume of calls, which number in the thousands, Youngblood said, “It’s safe to say that it’s the most phone traffic we’ve had in a number of years.”


Keep it coming:

DC Office:
487 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2403
Phone: 202-224-6253
Fax: 202-224-2262
Email: senatorlott @ lott.senate.gov

District Office – Gulfport:
2012 Fifteenth Street, Suite 451
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 228-863-1988
Fax: 228-863-9960

District Office – Jackson:
245 East Capitol Street, Suite 226
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-965-4644
Fax: 601-965-4007

District Office – Oxford:
911 Jackson Avenue, Suite 127
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662-234-3774
Fax: 662-234-1744

District Office – Pascagoula:
3100 South Pascagoula Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Phone: 228-762-5400
Fax: 228-762-0137

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Ed Morrissey 4:41 PM on September 29, 2023