On Christmas, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reported an unsettling incident where she was “swatted” at her home, marking approximately the eighth occurrence of such incidents. The reported incident involved a call to a suicide hotline claiming an individual had shot their girlfriend and was threatening self-harm.
Expressing her frustration, Greene took to X to share her distress over the incident, emphasizing that this marked the eighth time she had been subjected to such a hoax, especially disheartening given the holiday season and her family’s presence. She praised the local police, acknowledging their support and professionalism in handling the situation, while reaffirming her family’s joy in celebrating Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ.
A spokesperson from the Rome Police Department in Georgia confirmed the incident, highlighting that this wasn’t the first time such an incident had occurred involving Greene. The police department, upon receiving the call, contacted her security detail to verify the situation, ultimately confirming no actual emergency. As a result, their response was canceled en route.
The term “swatting” pertains to a disturbing form of harassment where an individual reports a false emergency to law enforcement, often involving violent scenarios, with the malicious intent to prompt a SWAT team response. Tragically, swatting incidents have previously resulted in fatalities, underscoring the seriousness and potential dangers associated with such deceptive actions.