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:
Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017
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:
Gianforte's statement: pic.twitter.com/WVNdA1yZ8w
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) May 25, 2017
A Fox News team that was on the scene reported an account that corroborates Jacobs’ account:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 25, 2017
Two sides, two stories. This probably doesn’t end well for any of us..