President Barack Obama speaks in a rare prime-time address to the nation from the East Room of the White House on July 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama urged passage of a resolution to the problem before the nation defaults on payments of the national debt.

*After President Obama urged Americans to contact their congressman during Monday night’s address to the nation, all hell broke loose on the Internet.

According to the Senate Sergeant At Arms, Senate.gov saw a massive increase in requests for two hours following Obama’s speech, resulting in many constituents being unable to access it.

“We are again experiencing peak loads today and many sites are sluggish and may at times receive errors,” the note said.

The web servers for Congress members such as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) were taken offline for several hours Tuesday. Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) also found their websites affected.