Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) holds a press conference beyond your U.S. Capitol carrying out a private stop by at the Holocaust Museum, expressing contrition for previous remarks about Jewish people, in Washington, June 14, 2021.
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Police taken care of immediately a false 911 call at the house of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene early Thursday morning, the next “swatting” call targeting the Republican congresswoman in two days, authorities confirmed.
Two officers arrived to Greene’s home in Rome, Georgia, after finding a call at 2: 53 a.m. ET Thursday about “a male possibly shooting his family and himself,” in accordance with a written report from the Rome Police Department.
The suspect, who called via an internet chat that were a suicide crisis line, falsely told police responders a man “arrived as trans-gender and claimed they shot the household” at Greene’s address, the report said.
“If anyone tried to avoid me from shooting myself, I’ll shoot them,” said the caller, who gave officers the name Wayne Greene and warned that “they might be looking forward to us,” based on the police report.
The officers visited Greene’s house and met her at her entry way, where they explained the problem, the report said. They “confirmed this is another false report,” the department said in a press statement.
Officers cannot visit a location found in the suicide chat line “because of the person(s) utilizing a VPN,” the report said.
The department said it really is dealing with the U.S. Capitol Police on the investigation, which remains active.
Greene revealed in a tweet Thursday morning that she was “swatted again yesterday evening.”
Her spokesman, Nick Dyer, told CNBC he could confirm the incident. “Our number 1 concern may be the safety of Congresswoman Greene and her family,” read a statement from Greene’s office, which described the calls as “violent crimes” despite the fact that no violence occurred.
The far-right lawmaker, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District and is supported by former President Donald Trump, was targeted in the initial swatting call around 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday by an alleged opponent of her stance on transgender rights, police said.
That caller falsely claimed a man have been shot multiple times in a bathtub at Greene’s residence.
Afterward, the department received another call from that suspect, who was simply utilizing a computer-generated voice because they claimed responsibility for the incident.
The suspect “explained they were upset about Ms. Greene’s stance on ‘trans-gender youth’s rights’, and stated they were attempting to ‘SWAT’ her,” the authorities report said.
Greene had introduced a bill in Congress the other day that would ensure it is afelony to supply gender-affirmingcare to transgender minors.
The legislation came amid an evergrowing right-wing movement against those treatments that recentlytargeted Boston Children’s Hospital, which said the other day that it’s coping with an influx of hostile calls and emails, including threats of violence.
Greene later Thursday morning railed against media outlets which have criticized herpolitics on transgender issues.
“Those media companies, they’re in charge of looking to get me killed by those horrific headlines,” she said within an interview with Steve Bannon, a right-wing media host and former top Trump advisor. “The disgusting left, MSNBCs and the NBCs, putting headlines up there that I’m targeting trans kids, this is the biggest lie, and I will sue them for saying might be found,” Greene said.
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