Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘Swatted’ On Christmas Day
Radical leftists apparently did not take the Christmas holiday off from expressing their hatred for truly conservative Republicans. Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was “swatted” on Christmas morning with a fake emergency call, creating a tense and potentially dangerous situation.
Greene praised the professionalism of local police when she reported the disturbing incident on X, formerly Twitter. “I was just swatted. This is like the 8th time. On Christmas with my family here.”
These fake emergency calls can send heavily armed police officers anticipating violence into an unknown situation. Meanwhile, the unsuspecting target is placed in grave danger.
A Kansas man was killed in 2017 after an online dispute led to the other party making a hoax call to authorities. The perpetrator was found guilty two years later and sentenced to 15 months in prison for leading Wichita police to inadvertently shoot an innocent man.
In the Monday incident, multiple calls were made to emergency services both in Rome, N.Y., and in Rome, Georgia, where Greene lives.
NEW: Marjorie Taylor Greene swatted for the 8th time, this time on Christmas Day.
Maybe the FBI can take a break from hunting down J6ers & find actual threats.
Someone had reportedly called a suicide hotline and gave them MTG’s address, saying he had just shot their girlfriend… pic.twitter.com/3heEpLoevH
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 25, 2023
A law enforcement spokesperson told The Hill that “while en route to the address, personnel with the Rome Police Department coordinated with Greene’s security detail to ensure her safety as well as determine that there was in fact no emergency at the address.
Greene later shared a death threat she received just days before the harrowing swatting ordeal. It said she would be shot in the head and skinned to create a parasol.
The wording was apparently a reference to a known killer.
She posted screenshots of the ominous warning on X, and it included the supposed name of the sender, Ben McLean. Greene reported that U.S. Capitol Police interviewed the suspected originator of the message but an arrest has yet to be made.
The Republican representative said the suspect told authorities “he has no intent to harm anyone.”
A U.S. Capitol Police spokesperson told The Independent that officers work in conjunction with both federal and local law enforcement when members of Congress are victimized by swatting or other threats.
They did not disclose particulars on the investigation into the latest incident involving Greene.