Senator Rick Scott Says Home Was ‘Swatted’
There is a rather disturbing trend taking place against high-profile members of the Republican Party in the House and Senate.
Hoax calls are being placed with local police departments, claiming there are shootings or other criminal events taking place at their homes, a practice that has been dubbed “SWATting.”
The latest victim of the prank appears to be Senator Rick Scott (R-FL).
I Was SWATTED
On Thursday morning, Scott posted on X that he and his wife had been out to dinner the night before.
While there, he claims his house had been “swatted.”
Scott posted, “Last night, while at dinner with my wife, cowards ‘swatted’ my home in Naples.
“These criminals wasted the time & resources of our law enforcement in a sick attempt to terrorize my family.”
Lt. Bryan McGinn, spokesperson for Naples police, confirmed the report, stating that a call had come in around 9:00 p.m. local time about a shooting at Scott’s address.
He stated that within 15 minutes of the call, officers confirmed that there was no shooting, and it was considered a “swatting event,” and the call is now under investigation.
This report comes after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reported that she had been the victim of several swatting calls over the Christmas holiday, including Christmas Day.
Greene posted on X, “I was just swatted. This is like the 8th time. On Christmas with my family here.”
According to local police, a local suicide hotline received a call that a man had shot his girlfriend and was threatening to kill himself, giving Greene’s address as his own.
I just find it rather amusing that Democrats continue to call Republicans children, yet their supporters continue to pull off these childish pranks, which included a member of the Democrat caucus in the House pulling a fire alarm to disrupt a congressional vote… yet they want us to believe they are the adults in the room.