Police are investigating an apparent 'swatting' incident at Marjorie Taylor Greene's Georgia home
- Police in Rome, Georgia, received a 911 call about someone being shot at Marjorie Taylor Greene's home.
- Police determined the call was an apparent "swatting."
Police are investigating an apparent "swatting" attempt at Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Georgia home.
Police in Rome, Georgia, said in a statement that they received a 911 call at 1:30 a.m. about a subject being shot multiple times at an address in the city.
Officers responded to the scene and realized they were at Greene's home, police said. She told police that there was no evidence of shots fired in the area and that everything was fine.
Rome police determined the call was fake and an attempt at "swatting" — a type of harassment in which someone calls law enforcement with false information saying there is a threat at a person's address so that armed police show up to their home.
A second 911 call followed, this time, from the suspect who police said was using a computer-generated voice saying they were "upset about Mrs. Greene's political view on transgender youth rights."
Police said the department is now investigating the incident and the caller.
Greene, one of embattled former President Donald Trump's most ardent defenders, has made combating transgender rights a cornerstone of her first term in Congress.
On August 19 she introduced a bill seeking to criminalize gender-affirming health care, characterizing any associated medical procedures sought by transgender youth as "child abuse" during an appearance on Fox News.
In July Greene spread a baseless rumor blaming a nationwide tampon shortage on the transgender community.
And Greene spent her first few months on Capitol Hill feuding with Democratic Rep. Marie Newman of Illinois by hanging a poster mocking transgender rights outside her office.
Greene, who was stripped of all her committee assignments within weeks of being sworn in, has been on the warpath ever since. She's currently trying to have Attorney General Merrick Garland impeached for authorizing the FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
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