Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG) was swatted for a third time in less than a week on Friday night. …
Swatting is a criminal harassment tactic where the culprit deceives emergency services into sending an armed response team to another person’s address. MTG was swatted on both Tuesday and Wednesday night.
In the first encounter, officers were dispatched to Green’s residence “in reference to a male who had been shot five times in a bathtub. The call came in from a VA crisis line. As the details continued to be relayed, it was reported that the female was still in the residence and possibly had some children inside with her.”
Police arrived and the situation was quickly diffused.
Hours later, Rome (city)/ Floyd (county) authorities received a call from a computer generated voice which said they were upset with Greene’s proposal to criminalize transgender surgeries and hormone therapies for children.
On Thursday’s episode of the War Room, host Steve Bannon spoke with Greene hours after she was swatted for a second time.
“Is the Left trying to have you assassinated, ma’am?” Bannon asked.
“Yes,” MTG replied. “They are trying to have me murdered, they are trying to get me killed.”
Accidentally, of course.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was “swatted” at her home in Rome, Georgia at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, after a pro-trans extremist made a false 911 call to the police. Five officers were reportedly dispatched to Greene’s house in response to an alarming false report. In an interview later Monday, Green said she had immediately grabbed her gun upon hearing a ruckus outside her front door, but she thankfully put it down before she answered.
Called swatting, such false reports are expressly designed to harass the victim, and even get them killed should the police over-react and fire at the house out of fear of the non-existent gunman.
That this happened twice in two nights strongly suggests the caller truly wants this murder to happen. The caller even admitted to as much in a later recorded call to the police, in which the caller also admitted the motive was for political reasons. Greene’s political positions were unacceptable, and thus she must be removed …
What is worse however is that it appears the police are making little or no effort to find this person. Their claim above that the call can’t be traced because the caller used a VPN is bogus. As noted here, the police simply have to issue a warrant, which in this case is entirely justified, and the VPN company will have to provide the information. That the police are not doing this strongly suggests they are cool with Greene getting swatted. It is of course fortunate that so far no one in the Rome police force has reacted poorly, and no one has been hurt. Yet.
Greene’s swatting however is not an exception that proves the rule. It is the rule. For the past few years swatting attempts of conservatives, or even left-leaning commentators willing to dissent from the knee-jerk leftist agenda, has increasingly become commonplace.
Tim Pool was what we label ‘confused’ as one point (holding views all over the place) but has gradually moved Right as he was attacked AND as he saw unfair treatment of others (mainly President Trump) as being just that. The left have rewarded him by swatting him at least 8 times in 2022 alone as of April.
And in July, 2022, the home of former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, Kandiss Taylor, was swatted as well. From her post describing the event on Twitter:
“My children were woken up from their bed” [said Taylor] “Trauma doesn’t even begin to explain what happened at my house. … In my sheriff’s defense they thought they were protecting me. They got a call, a female voice to text, saying they had shot their husband five times and were going to shoot themselves. So they came with all their weapons, rifles pointed at my house, ready to shoot if they needed to kill me if I opened the door. … I don’t care what political party you are, this is evil. …”
Leftist political violence in the new USA:
Most swatting incidents in recent years have been done by teenager hackers who do it mostly as a prank, not realizing that it can lead to someone’s death if the police or victim respond badly. These recent events against conservatives suggest that the left is now making it a tactic in their effort to silence any opposition.