MTG Says ‘Someone Wanted to Get Me Killed

The representative has “swatted” twice at her home in Georgia.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene believes someone is attempting to do her harm, after she was “swatted” by an as-yet-unknown person.
  • Greene was woken up just days ago to find armed police and swat at her door as they responded to what they were told was a fatal shooting at her home.
  • Police received a report of a man shot five times in a bathtub at a residence where a woman and children were inside.
  • The congresswoman says she almost brought her gun to the door when she heard the pounding but put it away in a move that was likely to her benefit, considering what police were told about the situation.
  • The Georgia Republican was “swatted” twice in the span of 26 hours, allegedly due to her stance on transgender issues.
WHAT PARTIES INVOLVED SAID ABOUT THE INCIDENT:
  • “I think you got swatted,” the police reportedly told Greene after they realized what was happening after she came to the door.
  • Swatting is a term coined for a type of “prank call” that sends tactical police to the victim’s home, and is a federal crime and has previously led to serious consequences.
  • “So what that is is someone wanted to get me killed,” Greene said on “Capitol Report,” a program on The Epoch Times’ sister outlet NTD. “They wanted to send the police to my house, into a situation where they thought there was murder happening, in hopes the police would kill me or someone else in my home,” the representative said.
BACKGROUND:
  • Greene has been a polarizing figure with frustration arising from several issues close to her campaign platform.
  • GreenE has proposed legislation including the “Protect Children’s Innocence Act,” which would make it a class C felony for someone to knowingly perform a medical treatment on a minor meant to alter their biological sex.
  • The legislation outlines a penalty equal to 10 to 25 years in prison with a maximum fine of $250,000.