The home of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was “swatted” on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights, after someone who disagreed with her proposed transgender policies called in a fake emergencies.
Police dispatched five officers to the congresswoman’s Rome, Georgia home at 1:04 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, after an anonymous caller dialed 911 and falsely claimed that a man had been shot multiple times in a bathtub at the address, CNBC reported.
Police were met by the congressperson at the front door. She “assured us there was no issue,” a report of the incident noted. Officers then checked her home, but nothing suspicious was found.
Police received a second call from a suspect who, using a computer-generated voice, claimed responsibility for the “swatting,” which is named for having a S.W.A.T. team sent to a person’s house under false pretenses.
The suspect explained that they had called the police to Greene’s house after the congresswoman’s recent introduction of a transphobic bill.
The bill in question would jail doctors for up to 25 years if found to be prescribing gender-affirming care to trans youth.
The next night, Wednesday, August 24, another call came through 911, this one detailing a “subject being shot multiple times,” according to Rome Police assistant chief Debbie Burnett.
Upon arriving at the address, police “discovered this was the home of Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Burnett said. No one had been shot.
The Rome police department is working with the U.S. Capital Police on the investigation.
Greene has made multiple statements concerning the swattings, both through Twitter and on far-right media outlets.
“Last night, I was swatted just after 1 a.m.,” Greene tweeted on Wednesday morning. “I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County.”
“This is how they get people killed,” she groused to far-Right news network, Newsmax. “It’s like political terrorism.”
On Thursday morning, she simply tweeted, “Swatted again last night.” Some Twitter users aren’t fully buying it, claiming it’s a stunt allegedly perpetrated by the congresswoman for attention.
Some of the more amusing responses to her second tweet follow below.
Swatted again last night.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 25, 2022
Is there any chance that the “swatting” phone call came from inside the Greene residence? Asking for the curious.
— JAS16UT✡️ ☮️ (@JAS16AZ) August 25, 2022
The cops know your address. At this point, I have to assume they’re in on it.
— Kyle Keegan (@realKyleKeegan) August 25, 2022
Sure hon… Will add “swated again last night” to your list pic.twitter.com/KjGhRBzfNH
— BlueDream 💙 (@58bugeye) August 25, 2022
did they shout through yer mail slot? pic.twitter.com/8XLBDucmqk
— Green Mountain Lindsay (@LindsayLCobb1) August 25, 2022
Please keep your sexual proclivities to yourself. pic.twitter.com/oOPMl7yKHT
— ℝ𝕠𝕓 𝕁𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤𝕠𝕟 with trigger flag:🇺🇦 (@muh_thoughts) August 25, 2022
Maybe you should move to another country.
— TheOneAndOnlyRichie 🏳️🌈🇮🇹🇺🇸 (@The1OnlyRichie) August 25, 2022
Marge fabricated the "swatting" to get attention because she know she did absolutely nothing for her state
She cant because she's not on any congressional committees. She needed to make herself relevant for midterm election.
Marge's BREAKING NEWS….. pic.twitter.com/PFOJNjhA8b
— Im not a smart man but… (@TheSmartGump) August 25, 2022
Ya got any video or proof? Because it’s pretty rare for the cops to fall for it two nights in a row @RepMTG pic.twitter.com/QvVtim6leg
— Quadcarl (@quadcarl_carl) August 25, 2022
MTG and her affair partner of the week… pic.twitter.com/bhW2akkNwD
— The Jen Sjo(berg) (@jen_sjo) August 25, 2022
Rome wasn’t Swatted in one day Marge…
— 🐾 Puppy 🐾 (@liberalpuppy) August 25, 2022
Didn’t happen.. 😏 pic.twitter.com/N9tReJ59QI
— lynn smith (@lynnluvseddie) August 25, 2022
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