According to the Rome Police Department, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was a victim of a ‘swatting’ attack early Wednesday morning. Police said officers responded her home at around 1 a.m. after someone reported someone being shot multiple times, but determined that the call was a prank when they arrived.
Swatting is the action 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 act is incredibly dangerous as it could result in the resident being killed by the SWAT team unintentionally.
It was reported that the instigator made the call because they were upset about Greene’s views on transgender youth rights. About a month after taking office, Greene put an anti-transgender rights placard outside her office in Washington D.C. across from a transgender flag raised by her neighbor, Illinois Rep. Marie Newman. The sign read, “There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE” and “Trust The Science.”
Greene commented on the incident, saying:
“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.”