Marjorie Taylor Greene: ‘Swatting’ Incident Put ‘My Family’s Life in Danger’

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has broken her silence on the recent “swatting” incident at her home, warning that the “dangerous” hoax put her “family’s life in danger.”

As Slay News reported Wednesday, Greene was the victim of a “swatting” hoax at her home in Georgia.

Greene posted on social media today that she was “swatted” in the middle of the night at around 1 am.

A “swatting” hoax causes armed law enforcement to descend on a property under the assumption that there’s an emergency situation.

As armed officers bust into a property while ready to use deadly force, the hoax can easily turn fatal.

While recalling the harrowing swatting ordeal, Greene revealed that she could have died but for one decision she made in the heat of the moment.

Greene, a Second Amendment advocate, grabbed her gun out of habit when she heard the commotion outside her home.

However, she thankfully put the gun down before she opened the door.

If she hadn’t done that the cops may have acted differently.

Someone had reportedly called 911 and told the operator that a woman inside Greene’s home had shot their husband or boyfriend five times in the bathtub and that there were children still inside.

Greene said: “So I was sound asleep.

“Um, of course never expected anyone to be coming to my house at that time in the morning.

“Um, heard some knocks on the door, heard my doorbell, saw some lights outside, heard people outside my windows, in my yard.

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“I jumped out of bed. Threw my clothes on and I picked up my gun. That was, that was my instinct because I’m a gun owner. I’m a second amendment supporter. And I, I believe in defending myself and normally I answer the door with a gun, especially if it’s someone that I don’t expect coming to my home.

“But for some reason I had this weird gut instinct to not take my gun with me to the front door, which is, was very out of the norm for me.

“So I put my gun down and I just went down the hallway and the house was still dark.

“I saw the police outside and they, you know, they had their guns, they were ready because they had received a terrible phone call to the 911 center.

“And so I walked up there and I saw them and I was really startled.

“I opened the door and the officer standing there, he said, ‘Ma’am, are, are you okay?

“Is everything okay here?’

“But it was the body posture of the police.

“Uh, that was really concerning me.

“Like, it had me even, I was upset. I was afraid.

“I was like, there’s something terribly wrong.

“I could not believe someone would do that.

“And I was shocked because they put not only did they put my life and my family’s life in danger, they also put the police officer’s lives in danger.

“That’s how people, that’s how people accidentally get killed.

“These police officers are great though, Jack. I can’t say enough great things about them.

“But in other situations, let’s say if there’s, uh, you know, a police officer that has a happy trigger finger, you know, you don’t know what could happen if they saw me with a gun, they may have fired at me.

“I would hope not. But that’s what has happened in the past with swatting.

“That’s why being swatted or swatting is so dangerous.

“It’s actually, it’s like a death by cop. It is a murder.

“It’s someone that is sending police to in their hopes, kill the person that they’re targeting.

“And, you know, in this case now that we know, uh, the, what the guy said, we known it’s political terrorist,” she said.


There have been many documented cases where swatting led to somebody being killed by the police.

Had Greene come out with her gun, the cops may have taken it as a threat.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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