ROME, Ga. — Rome police said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s home was swatted early Wednesday morning.
[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]
Police said they responded to a 911 call about a person who had been shot multiple times at a house within the city limits.
- Elementary student tests positive for monkeypox, 2nd student being tested, district says
- ‘She was calm:’ Taxi driver describes suspected midtown shooter after driving her to airport
- Midtown shooting suspect gets into tense exchange with judge during 1st appearance
When police responded, they realized the call was at Greene’s home.
She assured officers that there was no issue and the call was determined to be a false call that police commonly refer to as a “swatting” incident.
[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]
Dispatchers got a second 911 call from the suspect, who was using a computer-generated voice. The caller said he or she was upset about Greene’s political views on transgender youth rights.
Greene issued a statement about the incident on Twitter, writing: “I can’t express enough gratitude to my local law enforcement here in Rome, Floyd County.”
She then encouraged the passage of H.R. 8731, the Protect Children’s Innocence Act, which she introduced last week.
The proposed act would push to outlaw gender-affirming medical care for transgender children and make it a felony to provide it.
The Rome Police Department is working with the Capitol Police to determine who made the calls.
IN OTHER NEWS:
©2022 Cox Media Group