Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘run over’ for second time in two days, police say

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) holds a press conference outside the US Capitol following a private visit to the Holocaust Museum, to express her contrition for previous remarks about the Jewish people, in Washington, D.C. June 14, 2021.

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Police responded to a bogus 911 call to the home of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene early Thursday morning, the second call “swatting” targeting the Republican Congresswoman in two days, authorities confirmed.

Two officers showed up at Greene’s home in Rome, Georgia after receiving a call at 2:53 a.m. ET Thursday about “a man possibly shooting his family members and then himself.” , according to a report from the Rome Police Department.

The suspect, who called via an internet chat that appeared to be a suicide hotline, falsely told police responders that a man ‘identified as transgender and claimed to have shot the family to Greene, according to the report.

“If anyone tried to stop me from shooting me, I’ll shoot them,” said the caller, who gave officers Wayne Greene’s name and warned that “they’ll be waiting for us,” according to the police report.

Officers went to Greene’s home and met her at her front door, where they explained the situation, according to the report. They “confirmed that this was a second false report,” the department said in a press release.

Officers were unable to see a location used in the suicide chat line “due to the person(s) using a VPN,” according to the report.

The department said it was working with the United States Capitol Police on the investigation, which remains active.

Greene revealed in a tweet Thursday morning that she was “smashed again last night.”

His spokesperson, Nick Dyer, told CNBC he could confirm the incident. “Our number one concern is the safety of Congresswoman Greene and her family,” read a statement from Greene’s office, which describes the calls as “violent crimes” even though there were no charges. violence.

The far-right lawmaker, who represents Georgia’s 14th congressional district and is backed by the former president donald trumpwas targeted in the first crush call around 1 a.m. ET Wednesday by a suspected opponent of her stance on transgender rights, police said.

This caller falsely claimed that a man had been shot multiple times in a bathtub at Greene’s residence.

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Subsequently, the department received a second call from this suspect, who used a computer-generated voice as he claimed responsibility for the incident.

The suspect “explained that they were upset by Ms. Greene’s position on the ‘rights of transgender youth’ and said they were trying to ‘SWAT,'” the police report states.

Greene had introduced a bill in Congress last week that would make it a crime of providing gender affirmation care of transgender minors.

The legislation comes amid a growing right-wing movement against treatments that have recently targeted Boston Children’s Hospitalwho said last week facing an influx of hostile calls and emails, including threats of violence.

Greene later Thursday morning railed against the media who criticized her policy on transgender issues.

“These media companies, they’re responsible for trying to get me killed by these horrible headlines,” she said in an interview with Steve Bannon, a right-wing media host and former senior adviser to Trump. “The disgusting left, MSNBC and NBC, headlines up there that I’m targeting trans kids is the biggest lie, and I should sue them for saying such things,” he said. Greene.

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