Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was the victim of yet another swatting incident, this time on Christmas morning, according to the Georgia Republican congressman.
“I was just swatted,” Greene said on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday, saying it was the seventh time.
A representative for the Rome, Georgia, police department verified the event to Business Insider.
“As we were preparing to respond, we reached out to her security detail and it was determined that there was no emergency,” said Kelly Madden, the department’s public information officer, adding that “this is not the first incident.”
I was just swatted.
This is like the 8th time.
On Christmas with my family here.
My local police are the GREATEST and shouldn’t have to deal with this.
I appreciate them so much and my family and I are in joyous spirits celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ!
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) December 25, 2023
The contact came in via a suicide hotline, according to Madden.
Swatting frequently involves callers with malicious intent informing local authorities of a bogus danger at someone else’s house in order to elicit a police reaction. The behavior has become so common that the FBI established a nationwide online database to document all swatting instances in May.
Greene has been a swatting target several times.
Last August, callers reported a bogus incident outside Greene’s residence two nights in a row to authorities. In one case, a caller said that someone was “shot multiple times” in front of her house.
The Rome Police Department did not know how many times Greene’s house had been targeted.
Republican Representative Brandon Williams of New York likewise posted on X that he “was swatted this afternoon,” praising local cops for contacting him before going to his house.
“They left with homemade cookies and spiced nut!” he stated in an email. “Merry Christmas everyone!”