Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-G.a, had her home raided by a police SWAT team at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
According to Green, she was “swatted” by a stranger. “Swatting” involves filing a false police emergency on someone, hoping the local SWAT team will barge into their home and ruin their day… or life.
“I was sound asleep, never expected anyone to be coming to my house at that time in the morning,” Green said on the conservative “Charlie Kirk” show. She “heard some knocks on the door, heard my doorbell, saw some lights outside, heard people outside my windows [and] in my yard.”
“I jumped out of bed, put my clothes on, and I picked up my gun,” Green said. “That was my instinct because I’m a gun owner. I’m a Second Amendment supporter, and I believe in defending myself.”
“Normally I answer the door with my gun, especially if I’m not expecting someone. But for some reason I had this weird gut instinct to not take my gun with me to the front door,” she claimed. “So I put my gun down and I went down the hallway, and the house was still dark, and I came around the corner and looked out the window and saw the police outside.”
“They had their guns. They were ready because they had received a terrible phone call to the 911 center,” Green continued. “So I walked up there and I was really startled. I couldn’t think… like, ‘Why are they here? Did something bad happen?'”
Green said the police greeted her at the door with questions of whether everything was okay inside the house, but said there was tension that was upsetting.
“I was upset. I was afraid. There was something terribly wrong,” she said. Green said she was struggling to understand what was happening after having just woken up.
The police reportedly told Green that someone had called 911 and reported that someone had shot either her or her boyfriend five times in the chest inside the home.
The anonymous person then reportedly called 911 again and claimed there were children trapped inside the home, allegedly hoping to get the SWAT team to storm the home to stop further harm.
“With those phone calls, they were setting up a … very serious, very dangerous scenario in a home,” Green said. “Police officers — when they get those kinds of calls … have to be prepared for it and have to get there immediately [because the caller] made it sound like there were children in danger at our house.”
Green said she invited the police inside, and the officers explained that it was quickly clear that she had been “swatted.”
“Whoever this person is, they deserve to be locked up” for putting so many lives in danger, Green said.
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