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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) reported being the victim of a swatting incident at her home on Christmas.
In a message shared on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, Greene expressed her frustration, stating, “I was just swatted. 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.”
The Rome, Georgia, Police Department, where Greene’s residence is located, confirmed receiving multiple calls through a crisis hotline that directed emergency services to her address. While en route, officers coordinated with Greene’s security detail to ascertain her safety and confirm the absence of any real emergency. Despite the disruption, Greene noted that her family remained in “joyous spirits” while celebrating Christmas.
Swatting, the act of falsely reporting a serious incident to dispatch emergency response to an unsuspecting victim’s location, has repeatedly targeted Greene’s home since the previous year. Notable incidents include a false claim of an active shooting and a suggestive call about a family being shot. One perpetrator, using a computer-generated voice, later indicated that their actions were in response to Greene’s political stance on transgender youth rights.