Late on the night before a hotly contested special election, U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after a national political reporter alleged the Republican “body slammed” him, sending a last-minute shock wave through the race.
Shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office was summoned to Gianforte’s campaign headquarters at 212 Discovery Lane in Bozeman.
The reporter, Ben Jacobs of The Guardian, claimed on Twitter that Gianforte assaulted him.
“Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses,” Jacobs tweeted.
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