Just two days after police responded to a similar incident regarding Nikki Haley, according to Reuters, there was another attempt to swat her on New Year’s Day. Someone called again, saying that Haley’s daughter had been shot and was lying in a bloody pool. The caller, who identified herself as Rose to the police, stated she was speaking with Haley over the phone and that she was threatening to take her own life.
When a Charleston County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the location, it quickly became apparent that the report had been a fake. The former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential candidate for 2024 has stated on the news platform the Press that she was the victim of a swatting hoax. However, new information from an incident report obtained by Reuters has revealed she was swatted twice.
At Haley’s residence at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, on December 30, police were called in response to a swatting call, which is a prank call designed to entice resources, like a Swat team, to a site to respond to a bogus threat of harm. Haley’s parents were at home with a caregiver, but she was not there when the swatting occurred.
Haley’s husband Michael, who is deployed overseas, and their kid were also absent from the house. Haley described the experience as the “worst circumstance.” According to Haley, it endangered both her family and law enforcement personnel. “It was not a secure circumstance.”
That’s the reality of being a presidential candidate, according to Haley. I do not want my children to live in this manner. Authorities were summoned to Haley’s home after a man allegedly shot his girlfriend and threatened to hurt himself while visiting Nikki Haley’s house, according to an email with remarks from Kiawah Island public safety that Reuters was able to get.
Haley’s Being Swatted
This is Haley’s second attempt at being swatted, having occurred on January 1. Haley is currently one of numerous well-known politicians who have received swatting calls.
Senator Rick Scott in Florida also had his house swatted in December. Two more congressmen, Brandon Williams of New York and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, had their residences attacked with fliers. Greene said on X that she had received multiple swatting calls, one of which occurred on Christmas Day.
Larger-scale false alarms of danger were also sounded earlier this month when evacuation orders were issued for at least nine state capitol buildings in the US over fictitious bomb threats.
Targeted as well was a judge in the federal lawsuit involving Donald Trump and election disruption. Following a report of a shooting at the residence of US District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, DC, police responded. Authorities ascertained without delay that there was no risk of a gunshot.
These risky hoax calls do not exempt the White House. A call at 7:03 a.m. on January 15 prompted numerous emergency workers in Washington, DC, to head straight to the president’s residence.
Now, Joe Biden wasn’t inside the building. Threats against public figures have increased dramatically, according to US Attorney General Merrick Garland. Garland declared that these threats of violence are intolerable. They pose a threat to our democracy’s foundation.