Monday, 26 June, 2017

Reporter says GOP candidate lied about 'body slam' incident

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Clarence Schmidt | 26 May, 2017, 07:38

Regardless of who ultimately wins Montana's special election on Thursday, observers are sure to figure Republican candidate Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter on election eve into their analysis.

According to a story in the New York Times, Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, said the episode occurred during an interview at Mr. Gianforte's campaign headquarters.

On 4chan, an online message board credited with launching the alt-right, threads about the incident frequently turned anti-Semitic, with comments like, "One day our patience will come to an end and then we will grab these insolent Jews by their throats and stuff their lying mouths shut!" and "Should've stomped the Jewlet".

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration. Almost half of voters have already cast their ballots by absentee, and those remaining can vote today.

After the incident happened, a Montana voter approached CNN reporter Kyung Lah.

Gootkin said Jacobs' injuries did not meet the legal definition of felony assault.

Laura Ingraham, editor in chief of LifeZette, a conservative publication, challenged Jacobs' manhood for calling the police on Gianforte.

When Jacobs says that there won't be time, Gianforte says "Just-" and there is a crashing sound. But Gianforte received massive support from the GOP establishment for his support of President Donald Trump and his policies, and that support includes not just financial assistance but campaign calls from both the president and Vice President Mike Pence.

The incident was caught on audio tape.

On Thursday, Sanford didn't want to make comparisons between his 2013 campaign and Gianforte's.

The Fox News crew watched as, after Jacobs pressed him on the GOP health care bill, "Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him", Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna wrote in an article. It's as if no one told him that the Washington press corp. standards were different from those of the gossip reporters who catered to him during his playboy days.

"The example I think of is Noah", he added, per the Huffington Post.

Gianforte campaign spokesman Shane Scanlon said in a statement that Jacobs declined to lower his recorder when asked. The group said Quist has raised $2 million more than Gianforte, though the National Republican Congressional Committee has outspent its Democratic counterpart by 5 to 1.

Gianforte allegedly snapped when Jacobs asked him a question related to the Republicans' health care plan.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office cited him for misdemeanor assault and he has until June 7 to appear in court.

What's your sense from your colleagues, is there any concern about him joining the House Republican Conference if he does win? Some Republicans, including Montana Republican Sen.

"Well, I've known Greg for 20 years", said Senator Steve Daines.

Ben Jacobs was allegedly assaulted by rookie politician Greg Gianforte, a California-born software entrepreneur running for a vacant congressional seat in Montana. Gianforte, his opponent Rob Quist (D) and outside spending groups have made this Montana special election the most expensive battle for a House seat in the state's history.

The Helena Independent Record also noted in its reversal of its endorsement for Gianforte that he has previously been hostile to the press. Politics wasn't my regular beat, but with only seven news reporters on the staff, we all did a bit of everything.

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