Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was the victim of a fake 911 call in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Rome Police Department told the Daily Caller.
Swatting is a form of harassment where individuals make fake emergency calls to law enforcement that result in an armed emergency response to the victim’s location.
Police said they received a 911 call at 1:03 a.m. claiming someone had been shot multiple times at an address they later discovered to be Greene’s home. Greene assured law enforcement there was no such issue. They then received a second call from a computer-generated voice saying the individual calling was upset about Greene’s opinions on transgender young people.
“Last night, I was swatted just after 1 am,” Greene wrote on Twitter.
“I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County,” she added. (RELATED: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Beats Back Primary Challengers In Deep Red District)
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
“The Rome Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is working in conjunction with the Capital Police on this investigation,” police told the Daily Caller.