Greg Gianforte wins Montana House seat, apologizes to reporter

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Republican Greg Gianforte won the special election to fill Montana's only congressional seat. His victory comes after he was charged with assault after "body slamming" a reporter on election eve. Gianforte captured more than 50 percent of the vote. Barry Petersen reports.

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39 Comments

  1. dandave13 says

    What a scumbag

    1. dandave13 says

      Skankhunt42 you’d like that wouldn’t you

    2. dandave13 says

      Skankhunt42 likes to fantasize about other men’s sexual orientation

  2. Bobby Wright says

    he committed a crime and should be imprisoned

    1. Gator Den says

      you saw it kid?

    2. Barbyl W says

      zepbigfoot bearcove there was and is evidence.he was a bully. The fools forgive. It was an excellent question. He takes after trump.

    3. Lucas Martinez says

      The man grabbed his neck, brought him to the ground, and punched him in the face. For asking questions. I don’t care who you are. That is totally inexcusable. ESPECIALLY in America.

  3. Milko Vasilev says

    MAGA

    1. Milko Vasilev says

      Putin all the way

    2. billytheweasel says

      mRga

    3. ERAUPRCWA says

      …by destroying one amendment every month.

    4. Jin Kazama says

      Make Your Mind Function Again!

  4. M integrity says

    He committed a crime and should go to jailUnfortunately, this is the guy you are.  I cannot believe that people are as stupid as they are.

    1. Anti Fun says

      Just wondering, Do you live here in MT?

    2. Skankhunt42 says

      WAAAAAH WAAAAAAAH WAAAAAAAAH 😀 It’s all you sad cucktard liberals can do. We’re not tired of winning.

  5. MFN CRAZY says

    well its just like the presidential election. It’s over and whining is about all you can do about it .

    1. omi god says

      Actually, there is a lot people can do about it. He won’t be able to do much legislating from the county jail.

    2. I Realy Do It says

      omi god lol ? he won’t go to county jail silly ?. He’s got money ?! Where you been living, under a rock ? People with money do not go to jail for misdemeanors

  6. C-z TapX says

    It was self defense. Microphones are dangerous weapons.

  7. Michael Nolte says

    Reporters from the Guardian should be kneed in the nuts not body slammed to the ground. Before you lecture them on bad behavior, you need to get them their attention, liberal reporters for the Guardian have little attention span.

    1. ERAUPRCWA says

      So you’re okay with him voting in favor of giving the top 1% a tax break of over a billion dollars and cutting over 23 million Americans off of healthcare?

      Because he attacked a reporter who asked him to answer a question, that he said he would answer when the CBO report came out. He refused to give an answer about his vote previously because there wasn’t a CBO estimate, once the estimate came out, he assaulted a reporter for doing their job to INFORM the public of their potential elected representative.

    2. Lucas Martinez says

      There is no excuse for violence for simply being asked questions. Not only is that barbaric, but is totally unbecoming of a politician who should expect to be asked tough questions. That should not be tolerated.

    3. yourjoking Right says

      Lucas Martinez the reporter put his hands on him first.

    4. ERAUPRCWA says

      No he didn’t. That was a lie by Gianforte which was not corroborated by the Fox News reporters.

  8. Deborah Hoffman says

    Gianforte’s apology is u acceptable. I hope the reporter sues him. Crimes against reporters doing their jobs should be prosecuted for hate crimes. Ignorant voters again.

    1. Sparrow Dean says

      Edward Terry    Where about in the audio recording would you say that the journalist was “incessant”?
      He referred the journalist to someone on his team and from the audio and witness account, he immediately grabbed him around the neck.   You are trying to defend the indefensible and should be ashamed of yourself.

      The attack was entirely unprovoked and Gianforte should not be in public office, especially given the blatant lies told afterwards to cover his assault.

    2. Sparrow Dean says

      yourjoking       Don’t be silly, from the witness accounts Ben walked into the room where a local TV company was set up to do an interview with Gianforte.  And there were numerous other news media people 
      present. 
      It wasn’t the case that Ben “busted into” Gianforte’s office as you claim and he was not trespassing, hence he was not charged with  that offence.

  9. Troop Number says

    Democrats can’t win an election to save their lives. Lose Lose Lose.

  10. Lawrence Walkup says

    Because CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS does not understand the tea party…their never ending onslaught of the reporting of this incident between Gianforte and the reporter is what actually gave him more votes. I challenge all you media affiliates to think through how that could be. Keep doing what you’re doing. We appreciate the help, while at the same time you keep shooting yourselves in the foot again, again and again. Please do not ever get rid of Rachel. Gifts like her and Pelosi only come around once in a while.

    1. ERAUPRCWA says

      So you’re okay with him voting in favor of giving the top 1% a tax break of over a billion dollars and cutting over 23 million Americans off of healthcare?

      Because he attacked a reporter who asked him to answer a question, that he said he would answer when the CBO report came out. He refused to give an answer about his vote previously because there wasn’t a CBO estimate, once the estimate came out, he assaulted a reporter for doing their job to INFORM the public of their potential elected representative.

      Do you actually value the first amendment for all or do you only want it for you and when it’s a confirmation of your own biases?

  11. Patricia Burke says

    Abusive men often apologize. It means nothing.

  12. Tom V says

    Most of the votes were cast prior to the body slam incident.

  13. Baron Von Trenk says

    He apologises – time served

  14. Angel Rose says

    Of course he’s NOW apologizing. He won. That’s what abusers do. Apologize after they get their way.

  15. Mauricio G. says

    He was help by Russian in the win. just like Trump.

  16. Wikardo Kado says

    Bwahahahaha. Congrats Greg. U don’t have to say sorry to liberal reporter. He deserved it.

  17. Chris Effpunkt says

    The guy talking about how “this is life” would’ve been the first to go to court for a few bucks … disgusting.

  18. Daniel Vitale says

    Montana is full of red necks and hicks… of course the state will support a criminal like this guy… they support TRUMP, that says it all…

  19. Kevin Prasad says

    Montanians voting against themselves again… I hope the charges go through… and he gets the maximum

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