Tag Archives: Greg Gianforte

MONTANA: Dems Troll GOP US House Rep With Bill That Calls Up To One Year In Jail For Assaulting Journalists

Politico reports: Democrats in the Montana state legislature put forward a bill Monday that would increase the penalty for assaulting a journalist from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 and up to a year in jail — a none-too-subtle slap at Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and his infamous body slam of a reporter two years ago. “I feel pretty strongly …

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Trump Junior Calls Dem Senator “A Piece Of Garbage” At Rally For Montana GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter

Reuters reports: Donald Trump Jr. blasted Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) at a boisterous rally in his home state on Friday, calling him a “piece of garbage” for sinking Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson’s nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs earlier this year. Trump Jr., who headlined a rally for Tester’s GOP Senate rival Matt Rosendale and Rep. Greg …

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Cuomo Invites GOP Rep To Body Slam Him [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “There is no question about what he did being wrong and illegal,” CNN host Chris Cuomo said of Gianforte body slamming Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in 2017. “But the president celebrated him at a rally. Why does Trump praise bullies? Time and again, he celebrates punks who go after the little guy,” he continued. “Everything Gianforte did …

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UK Condemns Trump’s Praise For Assault On Reporter

The Guardian reports: Downing Street has indirectly criticised Donald Trump after he praised a Republican congressman for attacking a Guardian reporter, saying any violence or intimidation against journalists was “completely unacceptable”. Asked about Trump’s comments, Theresa May’s spokeswoman said: “He obviously made comments at a political rally, and those are for him. But more generally we would always say that …

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Cultists Cheer As Trump Celebrates Assault Of Reporter

ABC News reports: Donald Trump kicked off a western tour in Montana on Thursday ostensibly to support Matt Rosendale as he attempts to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, but it was his praise for Congressman Greg Gianforte’s physical assault on a reporter that stole the show. “Any guy that can do a body slam, he is my type!” Trump said to …

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MONTANA: Republican Leader Says She “Would Have Shot” Reporter Body-Slammed By Greg Gianforte

The Guardian reports: A Montana Republican party official “would have shot” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs if he had approached her as he did Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Jacobs one day before he was elected to Congress. Jacobs approached Gianforte in May, in a room where he was about to give a television interview. The Republican slammed Jacobs to the floor, …

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Montana Dems Gift GOP House Rep. Greg Gianforte With An Orange Jumpsuit As He’s Sworn Into Office

From the Montana Democrats: Today, convicted criminal Greg Gianforte – who, after infamously picking up another person, slamming him to the ground, and then punching him, blamed it on the victim – will be sworn into Congress. To celebrate the occasion, the Montana Democratic Party mailed him a gift. Everyone knows you need plenty of suits to work on Capitol …

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Sentenced To Week Of Community Service For Assault On Reporter

The New York Daily News reports: Greg Gianforte, the soon-to-be Montana congressman who body slammed a reporter on the eve of his special election last month, was sentenced to 40 hours of community service on Monday, after having a 180-day jail sentence deferred. Gianforte had previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges over the incident, and was sentenced Monday to …

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Donates $50,000 To Press Freedom Group, Still Faces Charges

The Guardian reports: Greg Gianforte, the Montana Republican who assaulted a Guardian journalist on the eve of his election to the US House of Representatives, has issued a full and unequivocal apology to the reporter and agreed to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The congressman-elect apologized to the reporter, Ben Jacobs, in a letter received late on …

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Seeks Delay In Assault Case While Parties “Explore Settlement”

Roll Call reports: Montana’s future Rep. Greg Gianforte filed for an extension for his court appearance date after he was charged with a misdemeanor for assaulting a journalist last month. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after an audio recording from Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs showed Gianforte allegedly grabbed Jacobs and threw him to the ground before telling the reporter …

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Drudge: Gianforte Should Also Beat Up Paul Ryan

The Washington Examiner reports: Matt Drudge, editor and founder of the Drudge Report, had a little fun with the victory of Republican Greg Gianforte in the special election for Montana’s vacant U.S. House seat. Drudge sent out a tweet giving a nod to the tough-guy image Gianforte has made for himself after he was cited for misdemeanor assault against a …

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MONTANA: Greg Gianforte Wins US House Race

CNN reports: Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana’s open US House seat, CNN projects, defeating Democrat Rob Quist and capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours of the campaign that saw Gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter. With 83% of precincts reporting, Gianforte had 171,149 votes — or 50.3% of the vote, compared to …

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Limbaugh Praises “Studly And Manly” Greg Gianforte For Kicking The Ass Of “Pajama Boy Journalist”

From Glenn Beck’s The Blaze: “In Montana — ladies and gentlemen, I must do something,” Limbaugh said. “I must join the chorus of people condemning what happened out there. This manly, obviously studly Republican candidate in Montana took the occasion to beat up a pajama-clad journalist, a Pajama Boy journalist out there.” “The story is he grabbed his neck and …

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American Family Association Radio Host Sandy Rios Defends Assault On “Girly-Man” Reporter [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: On her radio show today, the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios dismissed reports that Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs yesterday, despite audio of the altercation and several eyewitnesses, saying that the entire thing “sounds very grade school playground-y” and lamenting that men no longer just settle things by …

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Montana Papers Retract Endorsements Of Gianforte

The Hill reports: Newspapers in Montana are pulling their support from GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte following an alleged physical altercation Wednesday with a reporter. Three newspapers have rescinded their support for Gianforte, who was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter from The Guardian to the floor at the candidate’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman. The incident reportedly …

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BREAKING: GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte “Body Slams” Reporter On Eve Of Special Election [AUDIO]

The Guardian reports: The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the eve of the state’s special election, breaking his glasses and shouting, “Get the hell out of here.” Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, was asking Greg Gianforte, a tech millionaire running for the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, about the Republican …

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Tweeted Today By Montana Gov. Steve Bullock

JMG reader Mike points us to the above message from Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who slams North Carolina and plugs tourism to his state in one tweet. Bullock is running for reelection against nutjob software mogul and anti-LGBT activist Greg Gianforte, who is a major donor to Focus On The Family and the Heritage Foundation. In addition to funding …

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