WOW! GOP Candidate In Montana’s Election Just Body-Slammed a Reporter
The stress of the campaign was too much to handle for Montana GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte, who just assaulted a reporter from The Guardian, one day before the special election. Seriously.
Montana House candidate Greg Gianforte reportedly body-slammed reporter Ben Jacobs who took to Twitter to report the assault. “Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses,” Jacobs wrote.
Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017
Gianforte faces Democratic nominee Rob Quist in the May 25 election
Well. Uh. Not much to say about this … except, the election is tomorrow so let’s help GOTV for Rob Quist. Now!
— Whitney Bermes (@wabermes) May 24, 2017
Reporter Alexis Levinson was there, and describes what she witnessed in this Twitter thread.
So I was there for this – still am https://t.co/tgjOCYErFi
— Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) May 24, 2017
Levinson says Gianforte is now “leaving the event without speaking.”
So does getting violent with a reporter on the eve of an election hurt the GOP candidate in the Montana special? Serious question.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 24, 2017
This is what happens when president Trump incites hate against the press.