Reporter Says Montana’s G.O.P. House Candidate “Body-Slammed” Him

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Greg_Gianforte_crop Greg Gianforte. Photo Credit Jim Winstead

The Republican candidate in Montana’s special election to fill the House seat vacated by Ryan Zinke unleashed his wrath on a Guardian Reporter, ending in what is being called a “body-slam.”

The alleged incident took place Wednesday evening at Candidate Greg Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Mont., when Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, asked Gianforte about the Congressional Budget Office’s latest report, released earlier that afternoon.

Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna and her crew were setting up for a story to air on “Special Report with Bret Baier” and gave a first-hand account of the incident in a statement on the Fox News Site. Acuna wrote that she, along with field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Railey, had arrived early to set up for the interview when Gianforte came into the room and they were making small talk.  At that…

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