Greg Gianforte calls for civil politics four days after pleading guilty to assaulting journalist


Montana’s incoming congressman called for civility in politics on Friday, four days after his conviction for assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health care.

Gianforte spoke to The Associated Press at his Bozeman home in his first national interview since winning the May 25 special congressional election.

The Republican technology entrepreneur has largely stayed away from the public eye since assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of the election until he pleaded guilty Monday to the misdemeanor charge.

Gianforte will be sworn in by House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday, and he is keenly aware he will carry with him for a while the distinction of being the congressman who beat up the reporter.

CBS News

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Montana Republican Gianforte goes from wary Trump backer to all-in

Now Gianforte is an ebullient booster of the president.

“Montana is true Trump country,” Luntz said. “I’m not surprised this guy would embrace Trump.”

by: MATT VOLZ and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Pres

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GUESS which state has the highest interest in impeaching President Trump. It’s Montana. Montana?

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