Montana Congressional Candidate Greg Gianforte Body Slams Journalist
Man, for a group of people who “won” the Governmental Powerball, Republicans sure are salty these days.
According to CNN, Greg Gianforte, a candidate in the Montana special election for Congress, went ape s#!t and “body slammed” reporter Ben Jacobs who was looking to get comments on Donald’s disastrous healthcare plan.
“He took me to the ground,” Jacobs told his paper. “This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me in reporting on politics.”
Press play on the tweet below to hear audio of the attack:
What’s crazier is that Gianforte’s campaign released a statement BLAMING Jacobs for starting the fight:
“Tonight, as Greg was giving a separate interview in a private office, The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs entered the office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg’s face, and began asking badgering questions,” the campaign said. “Jacobs was asked to leave. After asking Jacobs to lower the recorder, Jacobs declined. Greg then attempted to grab the phone that was pushed in his face. Jacobs grabbed Greg’s wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground. It’s unfortunate that this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer BBQ.”
Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault and must appear in Gallatin County Justice Court by June 7.
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