Well, this seems a case of unusual timing, to say the least.
On the eve of a special election in Montana, a reporter for the liberal Guardian news organization claims the GOP candidate, Greg Gianforte; body slammed him.
Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017
The Huffington Post said that another reporter claims he saw the incident but qualified his statement to say that it happened behind a half closed door.
Here’s an audio recording that supposedly captured the exchange:
“I’m sick and tired of you guys,” Gianforte says. “The last time you came here you did the same thing. Get the hell out of here!”
“Jesus Christ,” Jacobs said. “You just body slammed me and broke my glasses.”
“Get the hell out of here,” Gianforte says again.
”If you’d like me to get the hell out of here, I’d also like to call the police,” Jacobs says.
According to Gianforte’s office, the journalist barged into a private office and “aggressively shoved” a recorder in Greg’s face and began asking badgering questions.”
Democrats are hoping that the incident will help the Democratic candidate in the race, but others were thinking the incident would help Gianforte.