‘This Is Not The First Incident’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Swatted At Her Home On Christmas

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said on Monday that she was swatted at her home on Christmas, which she estimated was approximately the eighth time that it has happened to her.

The New York Post reported that the incident happened when someone called a suicide hotline and claimed that he shot his girlfriend and said he was threatening to commit suicide.

“I was just swatted,” Greene wrote on X. “This is like the 8th time. On Christmas with my family here.”

“My local police are the GREATEST and shouldn’t have to deal with this,” she added. “I appreciate them so much and my family and I are in joyous spirits celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ!”

A spokesperson for the Rome Police Department in Georgia confirmed the incident in a statement that noted “this is not the first incident.”“As we were preparing to respond, we reached out to her security detail and it was determined that there wasn’t any emergency and that she was safe,” said Kelly Madden, a public information officer for the department. “Our response was actually canceled en route.”

“Swatting” refers to a sinister harassment tactic where someone reports a fake emergency to law enforcement, usually something involving violence, with the hopes that law enforcement responds to the incident with a SWAT team. Swatting incidents have led to people getting killed.

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