Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


GOP Lawmaker Who Assaulted Reporter Just Got Sentenced: Report

Closing one of the most disturbing incidents in modern politics, a Montana judge on Monday sentenced millionaire Republican Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte to community service and counseling after Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault.

The charges stem from a May 24 incident in Montana. On the eve of a closely watched special election, Gianforte attacked Ben Jacobs, a reporter with the Guardian, “body slamming” him after Jacobs attempted to question him about the controversial Obamacare repeal bill passed by House Republicans.

According to Mother Jones, Gianforte was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management counseling, along with a $385 fines and fees. The judge had considered a four-day prison sentence, to boot, but suspended the sentence.

In a separate civil case settlement, Gianforte agreed to pay $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Incredibly, Gianforte ended up winning the special election. He apologized to the reporter during his acceptance speech. He also issued a letter to Jacobs last week.

“My physical response to your legitimate question was unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful,” Gianforte said in the letter.

“I made a mistake and humbly ask for your forgiveness. I acknowledge that the media have an obligation to seek information. I had no right to respond the way I did to your legitimate question about healthcare policy. You were doing your job.”

Republicans are literally at war with reporters with President Trump leading the attacks.

The American people must stay vigilant. The rise of a dictatorship begins by silencing the press.

Spread the word.

Click to comment

You May Also Like


Last July, Turing Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Martin Shkreli became a lightning rod for growing outrage over soaring prescription drug prices after he raised the price...


Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in her native Malta after exposing a massive web of corruption through the “Panama Papers,” including a...


We know similar comments have been posted before, but the one below is, by far, the most comprehensive list I’ve seen: A Trump supporting...


The fact that the press is not reporting on the continuing violent rhetoric at Donald Trump’s rallies reflects an acceptance that is deeply troubling....

Copyright © 2020 ZoxPress Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.