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Montana Congressional Candidate Accused Of Body Slamming A Reporter

Montana Congressional Candidate Accused Of Body Slamming A Reporter

Montana GOP candidate for US Congress Greg Gianforte might be stressed out. Although he’s a successful businessman and candidate for Congress in a state that leans Republican, Greg’s been taking some heat.

Between polling showing that Gianforte is facing a bit more competition in this month’s special election than was expected, and a report from The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs detailing his financial ties to US-sanctioned Russian companies, Greg could probably use a deep breath and some aroma therapy.

Unfortunately as a Congressional candidate that doesn’t ever happen, so when faced with a perfect shitstorm question about the controversial CBO score on the recently passed AHCA bill asked by the aforementioned Ben Jacobs, Greg kept it real:

And keeping it real went wrong. We’ve all been asked a question we’re not happy with (“What are we?” or “Sir have you been drinking tonight?”) but usually a quality “No comment” will work just fine. Not apparently for Greg Gianforte, who instead chose to drop a Power Slam on a dude holding a recorder.

Here’s the alleged audio, from the Guardian:

The Gianforte Campaign offered their side:

A Fox News team that was on the scene reported an account that corroborates Jacobs’ account:

Two sides, two stories. This probably doesn’t end well for any of us.

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Kyle Bandujo

The artist formerly known as Crash Davis. Dad humor all day every day.

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