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Here’s Why Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Home was ‘Swatted’

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Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed to have been the victim of swatting Wednesday morning in Floyd County.

The practice of swatting involves making a fake 911 call and creating a fictitious story to cause a raid on the victim’s home by a SWAT team.

This stalking tactic has already caused several fatalities in the past, the most recent case occurring in 2020 when a 60-year-old man died from a heart attack caused by the surprise of having his home raided by a SWAT team in Bethpage, Tennessee.

In a 9 a.m. tweet, the Republican representative claimed the swatting occurred just after 1 a.m.

“I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County,” she said in a tweet.

The situation arose after the representative pushed for a law in defense of children. Last week, the congresswoman reported on her bill to defend children from what she called gender affirmation. She made the announcement during an interview on Fox News.

“I will introduce the Protect Children’s Innocence Act to criminalize the child abuse that many call “gender-affirming care” —Taylor Greene said.

The congresswoman detailed that her bill would “immediately make it a felony to subject children to puberty blockers or horrific genital sex change surgeries”.

Greene is not the first legislator in the State of Georgia to be the victim of swatting. In July, former gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor reported being the victim of a swatting call.

Taylor called the experience ” traumatizing” after a person “falsely” claimed that a murder had occurred inside the former candidate’s home.

“I don’t care what political party you are, this is evil. This is not OK. And I will find out who swatted my house. And I will do everything in my power to bring them to justice,” stated former candidate Taylor at the time.

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