Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s home was swatted this morning for a second time this week, putting the lives of her family and police officers in danger.
Here’s more via Newsmax:
The Georgia home of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., was swatted for the second time this week Thursday morning, after police responded to a false 911 call at Greene’s Rome, Georgia, residence, according to local law enforcement.
The first swatting call occurred Wednesday morning.
For Thursday’s swat, multiple officers from the Rome Police Department showed up at Greene’s home shortly before 3 a.m. They were responding to a call that allegedly entailed “a male possibly shooting his family members and then himself,” according to the RPD.
The suspect, who called through an internet chat that appeared to be a suicide crisis line, reportedly told police responders that a man “came out as transgender and claimed they shot the family” at Greene’s address.
It was a false report.
“If anyone tried to stop me from shooting myself, I will shoot them,” said the caller, who reportedly submitted the name “Wayne Greene” and warned that “they would be waiting for us,” according to the police report.
The police report states the Rome officers went to the front door and explained the situation to the freshman congresswoman. A press statement also confirmed “this was a second false report.”
The report also explains that Rome police couldn’t identify the true source of the suicide chat line “due to the person(s) using a VPN.”
U.S. Capitol Police has launched an investigation into the swatting attempts on Greene.
MTG acknowledged the second swatting attempt this morning:
Swatted again last night.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 25, 2022
I know the person used a VPN to mask their ip address but I think investigators should be able to track all that in relatively short amount of time. If they can get access to someone’s email via the big email companies, they should be able to get access to VPN records from the VPN company, especially since this was used to commit a crime.