Georgia Police Investigating “Swatting” Incident After Call Claimed Someone Was Shot at Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Home

Source: RedState

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is at the center of a possible “swatting” incident after police in Rome, Georgia, received reports of someone being shot at her home.

Overnight, police were alerted to the possible situation at the Congresswoman’s private home.

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“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.’”

The suspect, who was speaking through a computer-generated voice, then called back and said they were “upset about Mrs. Greene’s political view on transgender youth rights,” police said.

Burnett said the incident remains an active investigation.

A police report detailing the incident said that just after 1 a.m., five Rome Police officers were dispatched to Greene’s home — but the congresswoman said nothing was going on and requested a “keep check” on her residence.

“Swatting” is nothing new, with law enforcement and even the FBI condemning the practice. It has led to injury and death in some cases as law enforcement are called to homes under pretext of a dangerous situation.

What’s more, over the last decade, several conservatives have fallen victim to the practice when they wrote pieces that angered progressive and climate activists. However, “swatting” a member of Congress is new, and also brings about far more pressure from law enforcement to find the culprit.