Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) revealed that her two daughters were victims of swatting. This latest swat comes just days following Greene herself experiencing what she believes to be her eighth swatting incident.
Swatting is a dangerous trend where false claims of emergencies lead to law enforcement officials responding in force, often targeting the homes of public figures.
Greene took to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to express her gratitude to the police who responded to the swatting incidents at her daughters’ houses. She also warned the culprits that they would eventually be caught and that their actions wouldn’t be amusing anymore. Greene tagged the FBI account in her post, indicating that she expects law enforcement agencies to take action.
Unfortunately, Greene did not provide any further details about the incidents her daughters faced, leaving the public in the dark about the specifics.
This isn’t the first time Greene has been a target of swatting. On Christmas Day, she reported being swatted at her home in Rome, Ga. She estimated that this was the eighth incident she had experienced. Greene expressed her appreciation for the local police who had to deal with such situations, emphasizing the toll it takes on law enforcement resources.
Throughout the past couple of years, Greene’s home has been the target of several reported swatting incidents. In August 2022, a caller falsely claimed that a shooting had taken place at Greene’s residence. The following day, another call suggested that Greene’s family had been shot.
It’s not just Greene who has been affected by swatting. Other public officials, including Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Rep. Brandon Williams (R-N.Y.), and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu (D), have recently reported being victims of swatting incidents as well.
In response to the growing concern surrounding swatting, the FBI established a national database in June to track such incidents. This initiative was prompted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who described swatting attacks as “dangerous, disturbing, and downright terrifying.”