On Wednesday, pro-Trump Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced that she was “swatted just after 1 am.”
She wrote, “I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County. More details to come.”
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
“This is insane and unacceptable. The people behind this need to be prosecuted and serve jail time,” former NYPD officer and broadcaster John Cardillo tweeted in response.
According to Conservative Brief, “In a statement to DailyMail.com, Greene’s office confirmed that a ‘political attack’ on her took place at her home.
In a statement, Greene’s office wrote, “Right now, Congresswoman Greene’s safety is our number one concern. Late last night, she was a victim of a political attack on her family and home,” adding, “Whoever who committed this violent crime will face the full extent of the law.”
According to the Rome News-Tribune:
According to a Rome Police Department report, Rome police officers responded to a 911 call on Wednesday at 01:03 a.m. which led them to initially believe a man who had been shot multiple times in the bathtub at Greene’s home. The caller also stated there was a woman inside the home and possibly children with her. When officers responded Greene assured the officers there was no issue at the home.
“After we cleared the call and went back in service, Rome-Floyd 911 received a call from the suspect, claiming responsibility for the incident and explaining his/her motives,” the report stated. “It was a computer generated voice. They explained they were upset about Ms. Greene’s stance on ‘trans-gender youth’s rights,’ and stated they were trying to ‘swat’ her.”
The report also stated the caller said they are connected to a website, which police stated supports cyberstalking, and gave the police their user name on the site.
“Right now, Congresswoman Greene’s safety is our number one concern,” Greene’s spokesperson Nick Dyer said Wednesday. “Late last night, she was a victim of a political attack on her family and home. Whoever committed this violent crime will face the full extent of the law.”
WTF does ”swatting” mean???