Greg Gianforte Apologizes to Reporter He Body-Slammed

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Greg Gianforte Apologizes to Reporter He Body-Slammed

Post by Guest on Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:33 am

Montana Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte on Wednesday apologized to the reporter he is accused of body-slamming and said he would donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The night before the special election for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Gianforte allegedly body-slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs and was charged with misdemeanor assault. “My physical response to your legitimate question was unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful,” Gianforte wrote in a letter to Jacobs, adding: “I had no right to respond the way I did to your legitimate question about healthcare policy. You were doing your job.” Despite the negative press coverage stemming from the alleged assault, Gianforte defeated his Democratic rival the next day and will soon head to Washington to serve in the House.


So he admits to the assault, so why is he not being charged?


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Re: Greg Gianforte Apologizes to Reporter He Body-Slammed

Post by Original Quill on Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:57 am

I believe he was charged.

He's just trying to weasel out of it, making pretty remarks while buying his way out of it by paying out lots of money. His first response was that it was a "liberal" reporter, asking inappropriate questions.

He just thought he could get away with it because Trump has normalized brownshirt tactics in American politics.

“Little thieves are hanged, but great thieves are praised.” — Old Russian proverb, offered by Vladimir Putin to Donald J. Trump, Helsinki, July, 2018.

"I don't stand by anything."  ― Donald Trump, interview with John Dickerson, 5.1.17...

If you can't indict, and you don't impeach, you've got villainy.

“That's libertarians for you — anarchists who want police protection from their slaves.” ― Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars
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