Second Republican Rep. Swatted On Christmas Day

After Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced that she was a victim of “swatting” on Christmas Day, Rep. Brandon Williams (R-NY) announced that he too suffered the same fate. According to a post made to X by the lawmaker, someone reported a false crime to law enforcement authorities, prompting a quick response to his home.

“Our home was swatted this afternoon. Thanks to the Deputies and Troopers who contacted me before arriving. They left with homemade cookies and spiced nuts! Merry Christmas everyone!” he tweeted.

In a photos accompanying the tweet, Williams can be seen walking around the property with responding officers who posed for a photo with the lawmaker.

He made another post saying that the incident is being investigated by Capitol Police and local police.

“Thankful for law enforcement working today (& every day). 5 cars responded to our home. The deputies & troopers were polite, professional, & prompt. God bless them,” he added.

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck also confirmed that his office is looking into who made the false call.

“It is unfortunate that someone would make such a false report on Christmas Day and cause Congressman Williams and his family such an inconvenience on this important holiday,” he said.

Greene had also announced earlier that she was “swatted” in her home while she was spending the holiday with her family.

“I was just swatted. This is like the 8th time. On Christmas with my family here. My local police are the GREATEST and shouldn’t have to deal with this. I appreciate them so much and my family and I are in joyous spirits celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ!,” she wrote on X.

Per NBC News, a Rome police source revealed that someone had called the suicide hotline and said that he shot his girlfriend at Greene’s address. He then warned that he would be killing himself next.

The call prompted a police response, which was then canceled after the department called Greene’s security team and were told not to go over.