Montana Republican Greg Gianforte Is Practically Bragging About Body-Slamming a Reporter

February 13, 2018 | Courtesy of alternet.org

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A new fundraising email appears to nod and wink at his donors.

On May 24, 2017, one day before the Montana special election, Republican Greg Gianforte was caught on tape body-slamming the Guardian's Ben Jacobs. Gianforte later apologized to the reporter and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, but not before knowingly misleading law enforcement officials by suggesting Jacobs was the one who initiated physical contact. "Liberal media...is trying to make a story," he told police at the time.

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