Guardian reporter allegedly body slammed by GOP congressional candidate speaks out

Posted May 26, 2017

Republican Greg Gianforte won the special election for Montana's lone congressional seat on Thursday despite an election eve misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly body-slamming a reporter.

In downtown Bozeman on Thursday, many said they had already voted or were unmoved. Gianforte yells, “The last guy who came here did the same thing, ” and a shaken-sounded Jacobs tells the candidate he just body-slammed him. Jacobs works out of Washington, D.C., for the Guardian, a daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom.

"At no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte", Acuna wrote on the Fox News website.

Shaun Scott, a computer science professor at Carroll College in Helena, voted for Gianforte despite the assault charge, saying it was barely a factor in his decision.

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate, is a businessman and former tech CEO. Jacobs was asked to leave. The statement continues: "Greg then attempted to grab the phone that was pushed in his face". Jacobs then "spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground".

"I'm sick and exhausted of you guys".

"Last night I made a mistake and I took an action that I can't take back", he said. Gianforte is heard making the statements on an audio recording posted by the Guardian.

"Yes! You just broke my glasses", Jacobs replied. Steve Daines, R-Mont., both have said that Gianforte should apologize for his actions. Other names were written on the remaining ballots, according to the county's elections office.

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Gianforte campaigned as a gun-loving Montanan endorsed by the National Rifle Association to build his credibility among hunting enthusiasts and to motivate gun rights activists to vote.

Gianforte was considered the favorite with a single-digit lead over Quist in recent polling data.

The contest for Montana's sole U.S. House seat began after Republican Ryan Zinke resigned in March, when he became U.S. Interior secretary.

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence recorded robocalls urging voters not to let the Democrats take their seat.

Gianforte sitting in a Jeep.

Later Thursday, some Fox News commentators offered justifications for Gianforte's behavior in on-air appearances.

The Quist campaign declined to comment on the incident.

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"It's been a long time since he's not been able to solve everything with money and lawyers and he's feeling frustrated that things are spinning out of his control", Wicks said.

Jacobs, the reporter, didn't have any visible injuries when he spoke to "Good Morning America" on Thursday but said he was taking "a lot of Advil" for pain. "We are committed to holding power to account and we stand by Ben and our team of reporters for the questions they ask and the reporting that is produced".

Jacobs previously authored a piece on Gianforte exposing his business ties to Russian companies that have been sanctioned by the United States.

Gootkin also disclosed that he had contributed to Gianforte's campaign but said it "has nothing to do" with the investigation or his role as sheriff. Instead Gianforte focused on the "overall performance". Gianforte smiled and pointed to a reporter and said, "We have someone right here".

Republican lawmakers criticized Gianforte but stopped short of asking him to withdraw from the race.

Writing in a late-night editorial, the Missoulian said Gianforte "should lose the confidence of all Montanans".

But Gianforte also benefited from millions of dollars spent on ads and mailers by GOP groups like the Conservative Leadership Fund. That number is of 357,596 absentee ballots sent out, meaning about 73% of absentee ballots are in.

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