So 2017 has reached a new low.
On the eve of Montana’s special election, Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs reported that Republican candidate Greg Gianforte body-slammed him at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman.
Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017
Audio of the incident was recorded, which we’ve embedded above. On it, Gianforte can be heard screaming at Jacobs to “get the hell out of here” after a scuffle. “You just body-slammed me,” Jacobs then says. Jacobs reported the incident to the police, who are investigating the alleged assault, and he sought medical attention. Last month, Jacobs broke a story about Gianforte’s ties to U.S.-sanctioned Russian companies. Read more…
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