Reporters may want to ask themselves why they are hated so much that people are willing to elect a man facing charges for assaulting one.
Obama’s legacy marches on. Yet another seat the Democrats were not able to win.
Even the firestorm of media controversy just days before the election wasn’t enough to change the result.
Just 24 hours after being charged with assault for allegedly body-slamming a reporter in his Bozeman campaign office, Republican Greg Gianforte on Thursday defeated Democratic opponent Rob Quist to win the special election for the U.S. House seat in Montana.
The race was thrust into the national spotlight in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs described being “body-slammed” by the GOP candidate, and a Fox News crew who witnessed the incident said the former technology and software executive “grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him.”
“I’m sick and tired of you guys,” Gianforte said in audio of the event released by The Guardian. Jacobs told “Good Morning America” Thursday morning, “I went from being vertical one moment to being horizontal the next.”
After the incident, the Gallatin County Sheriff cited Gianforte for misdemeanor assault and instructed him to appear in court by June 7. — ABC
Well, he’s elected now. A court will decide what to do about his use of force on the journalist.
And he did what Democrats NEVER do, he answered in a very NON-Clintonesque way.
“When you make a mistake you have to own up to it, that’s the Montana way,” Gianforte said. “Last night I made a mistake… That’s not the person I am and it’s not the way I’ll lead in this state.”
“Rest assured, our work is just beginning, but it does begin with me taking responsibility for my own actions,” he added. “You deserve a congressman who stays out of the limelight and just gets the job done.”
If nothing else, this should remind us just HOW uncivil our political discourse is becoming. And the Left has been feeding it all along?
How uncivil? The SAME left that gets wrapped around the axle about this misdemeanour assault are perfectly willing to stand aside and uncritically accept violent assaults against people who’s only crime was to wear a MAGA hat to a public rally. Or ‘give space’ for violence as thugs burn a city down over the racial narratives that these same journalists peddle.
Maybe that has something to do with the reason Gianforte was STILL elected for office.
You paying attention yet, leftists? Or will it take a few more cycles of being hammered in the polls for you to get it?