Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was reportedly swatted at her home around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“Swatting” is the action or practice of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.
“This is a dangerous prank used by the American left against their political opponents. It is very dangerous because it could lead to a violent confrontation if the police are not aware of the situation,” The Gateway Pundit noted.
“Last night, I was swatted just after 1 am. I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County. More details to come,” Greene tweeted.
Last night, I was swatted just after 1 am.
I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County.
More details to come.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 24, 2022
Very thankful for the local law enforcement there in Rome. Whoever did this will face the consequences of the full extent of the law. https://t.co/t1UOVML2vm
— Brian Glenn (@brianglenntv) August 24, 2022
Fox 5 Atlanta reported:
Greene is not the only Republican lawmaker in Georgia to say they’ve been a victim of swatting. In July, former gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor said she and her family were victims of a swatting call.
Calling the incident “traumatizing,” Taylor said someone had called police and falsely claimed that someone had been murdered at her home.
“I don’t care what political party you are – this is evil. This is not OK. And I will find out who swatted my house. And I will do everything in my power to bring them to justice,” she said.
FOX 5 has reached out to Floyd County law enforcement about the alleged swatting and will update the story as soon as we hear back.
Further details from the New York Post:
Debbie Burnett, the assistant chief of police in Rome, Ga., said the department was contacted early Wednesday with a report of “a subject being shot multiple times” at a local address.
“When officers responded they discovered this was the home of Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Burnett said. “She assured the officers there was no issue and the call was determined to be a false call commonly known as ‘swatting.’”
The suspect, who was speaking through a computer-generated voice, then called back and said they were “upset about Mrs. Greene’s political view on transgender youth rights,” police said.
Burnett said the incident remains an active investigation.