(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: United States Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, says her home was “swatted” shortly after midnight.
Wikipedia defines swatting as “a criminal harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service (via such means as hoaxing an emergency services dispatcher) into sending a police or emergency service response team to another person’s address. This is triggered by false reporting of a serious law enforcement emergency, such as a bomb threat, murder, hostage situation, or a false report of a mental health emergency, such as reporting that a person is allegedly suicidal or homicidal and may or may not be armed, among other things.”
In regards to the congresswoman, the New York Post is currently reporting:
“Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was “swatted” early Wednesday in a prank that police say was due to her views on transgender rights.
“‘Last night, I was swatted just after 1 am,’ the Georgia Republican wrote on Twitter.
“‘I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County. More details to come,’ she added.”
As for the specifics:
“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.'”
Swatting is extremely dangerous, and one law enforcement professional we spoke to said the FBI should immediately open an investigation, given the victim is a sitting member of Congress.
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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