House GOP Candidate Greg Gianforte Body Slams Reporter

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A reporter from the guardian bullied his way into a Fox News interview with GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte in Montana. When the reporter Ben Jacobs asked a question already asked, a very brief verbal exchange ended in Gianforte body slamming the reporter to the ground.

According to the reporter Ben Jacobs and multiple eyewitnesses, Gianforte grabbed the reporter by the throat and threw him to the ground — screaming “sick and tired of you guys … get the hell out of here.”

Gianforte’s campaign blamed the reporter. He did say the reporter was aggressively pushing the mic in his face.

Newspapers are all pulling their endorsements.

Gianforte could lose the race but most people have voted, because in Montana they vote by mail. More than 250,000 ballots had already been returned as of Tuesday. That’s roughly seven in 10 of all ballots election officials expect to be cast. (In the 2016 general election, just north of 507,000 votes were cast.)

It’s not at all clear that people will be all that upset with an annoying reporter being body slammed though no one would condone it.

If he does win, it’s questionable as to whether the GOP will seat him.

The shaken reporter, whose glasses were broken, called police and Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

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  1. Well, every good attorney competent Judge knows that if the reporter slammed the mike in front of this politician’s face an automatic immediate response would be to take the reporter down.
    (IT’S CALLED SELF DEFENSE FOLKS)
    Too often these so called reporters are bad hombres who think that the reporter badge gives them a right to do or say anything they want to.
    How many times have I wished that I and many of my ex-military friends would have been present at these ‘home town’ town hall meetings which were stocked with thugs and agitators from other areas.
    The police should have further investigated this incident before charging the guy with misdemeanor assault
    This sounds like a political set up to me, (but who am I, just a more sophisticated, sly guy) that the reporter did what he did so the guy the reporter attacked with the mike reacted as any other red blooded American Boy would have. Sounds to me like there is a democrat in the cop woodpile or the prosecutor woodpile, EH, GUV?!

    In other words, too bad there weren’t many witnesses to take up for the next Governor, step up to the plate against these liberals who are setting you up. Make them go sit in the corner.
    Reminds me of the enemy who kill 3/4ths of your platoon and then wave the white flag and say, “Time Out”, you can’t kill me cuz I am waving the white flag, Naa Naa, Na Naa Naa

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