Congress scrambling to address surge of swatting incidents among officials

Congressional security officials are moving to address a sudden surge of high-level swatting incidents of House members that endanger their lives and anyone at home with them.

On Monday, Rep. Shontel Brown (D-OH) became the most recent member of Congress to report a swatting incident. Others who have reported incidents include Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Brandon Williams (R-NY), and Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL).

In a letter from House Sergeant at Arms William McFarland, addressed to the spouses of members of Congress, he gives instructions on what to do in the case of a swatting incident. He also announced that a virtual conference would be held soon to outline what to do in the case of a swatting incident.

“‘The Office of the Sergeant at Arms will be planning a virtual
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