Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was the victim of “swatting” a term used to describe a false 9-11 call placed in order to cause law enforcement to engage with the person being targeted, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
Greene broke the news via Twitter early yesterday morning, saying, “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.”
The false 9-11 caller alleged that a shooting had occurred inside Greene’s home, and a man was shot and lying in the bathtub. They also claimed there may be others inside the home. Police arrived at Greene’s home at 1:00 am in response to the caller’s claims, only to find the claims incorrect, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
This political attack on Greene comes at the same time as her advocacy for H.R 8731, a bill she introduced called the “Protect Children’s Innocence Act,” which, if passed, would make “gender-affirming care” for transgender youth a felony punishable with up to 25 years in prison, according to The Hill.
The threat to Greene’s home occurred less than a week after introducing the “Protect Children’s Innocence Act,” making the timing very suspicious, especially considering what a hot-button issue it seems to be right now.
In an appearance on Tucker Carlson, when asked about her bill, Green responded, “Well I find this absolutely appalling Tucker, and you know the whole reason I ran for congress in the first place is because I’m one of the Americans who are sick and tired of our government allowing the abuse of the american people.”
“But when it comes to gender affirming care, which is really child abuse this is actually an assault, and it’s child abuse. This practice should never happen. It’s so disgusting and appalling and it’s an embarrassment to our country,” Greene stated.
After the original call was placed, a second call was made to 9-11, claiming responsibility for the attack on Greene; according to the caller, it was in response to her stance on transgender issues, according to local news.
In a tweet put out later, Greene quoted a news article written by Rome-News Tribune, saying, “They explained they were upset about Ms. Greene’s stance on ‘trans-gender youth’s rights,’ and stated they were trying to ‘swat’ her.”
While the perpetrator has yet to be caught, incidents like this strike fear in the hearts of many. Thankfully, Greene is safe, and nobody was harmed in the incident.
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