Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) told listeners during a Wednesday appearance on Real America’s Voice how she reacted to a 1 a.m. “swatting” incident.
“I believe in defending myself and normally I answer the door with a gun, especially if it’s someone that I don’t expect coming to my home,” Greene told guest host Jack Posobiec on “The Charlie Kirk Show.” “But for some reason I had this weird gut instinct to not take my gun with me to the front door, which is, was very out of the norm for me. So I put my gun down, and I just went down the hallway and the house was still dark.”
“Swatting” is defined by the Anti-Defamation League as “the deliberate and malicious act of reporting a false crime or emergency to evoke an aggressive response (often a SWAT team) from a law enforcement agency to a target’s residence or place of work.”
Police received a call claiming that a man had been shot in the bathtub of Rep. Greene’s home in Rome, Georgia, on Wednesday morning. A follow-up call claimed that children were present, according to Greene. The calls prompted authorities to send a SWAT team to investigate.
“I opened the door and the officer standing there, he said, ‘Ma’am, are, are you okay? Is everything okay here?’ But it was the body posture of the police. Uh, that was really concerning me,” Greene told Posobiec.
The caller later claimed that they had tried to swat Greene due to her views on the transgender movement, and the legislation she introduced on Friday to criminalize sex changes and other “gender-affirming” procedures for minors.
“I could not believe someone would do that. And I was shocked, because they put not only did they put my life and my family’s life in danger, they also put the police officers’ lives in danger,” Greene said.
The Rome Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is working with the United States Capitol Police to investigate the calls.
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