Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana has suspended in-person campaigning for his gubernatorial bid in the state after his wife and running mate attended an event with Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and a top fundraiser for the Trump campaign who has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for Gianforte’s campaign told CNN on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Susan Gianforte and Kristen Juras, who is running for lieutenant governor, attended an event with Guilfoyle, who tested positive in South Dakota before she was set to attend President Donald Trump’s event at Mount Rushmore Friday night.
“Out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of others, they will self-quarantine, be tested for COVID-19, and suspend in-person campaign events pending test results,” the spokesperson said.
RELATED: Gianforte first earned national attention when he assaulted a reporter during an interview, for which he was publicly congratulated by Trump to the cheers of his cultists. His family’s foundation is a major donor to anti-LGBT hate groups. Gianforte is a so-called Young Earth Creationist and helped found a Montana museum which claims that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time and that dinosaurs were aboard Noah’s Ark.