Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Georgia home was “swatted” for the second time in as many days early Thursday after a person allegedly made fake suicide threats, authorities said.
Officers responded to Greene’s home just before 3 a.m. after a local 911 call center received a report from someone supposedly threatening to kill his family and himself, according to a police report.
The person, who allegedly identified himself as “Wayne Greene,” claimed to have recently come out as transgender, the police report said — an apparent reference to Rep. Greene’s views on trans rights.
“If anyone tried to stop me from shooting myself, I will shoot them,” the individual said, according to cops.
The responding officers said they made contact with Greene at her home and deemed the report to be false.
The call came through on what appeared to be a suicide crisis line from an online chat — but it couldn’t be tracked because the person responsible used a VPN, according to the police report.
The GOP congresswoman addressed the second incident in a brief tweet Thursday morning, writing: “Swatted again last night.”
The Rome Police Department said in a statement that it was working in conjunction with the Capitol Police to investigate the matter.
“This is an active investigation and no further information can be released at this time,” it said.
On Wednesday, Greene hopped on Twitter to reveal she had been “swatted just after 1 a.m.”
Police later confirmed officers had been dispatched to the congresswoman’s home after receiving a report of “a subject being shot multiple times.”
After officers determined the report was fake, police said the person — speaking through a computer-generated voice — called back to say they were “upset about Mrs. Greene’s political view on transgender youth rights.”
Swatting refers to when someone calls in a false threat to authorities, which often sparks a heavily armed response — or SWAT team — at the intended target’s address.
The prank, which has previously led to fatalities, has been condemned by the FBI.