Sometime tonight (Thursday) after 8:00 p.m. Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte will probably be declared the winner of Montana’s special U.S. House election.
Some reports say that about two-thirds of the voting was completed by mail or absentee ballot before Gianforte’s incident with a reporter Wednesday night.
If he does hold on to win the seat, Gianforte should decline to take the seat. He should not be seated in Congress. It appears that Gianforte is not suited for the hectic and fast-paced life of running for or holding public office. He lacks the temperament to be a Congressman.
Gianforte is being charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly grabbed Ben Jacobs of The Guardian by the neck and then body-slammed him to the ground Wednesday night. The attack was caught on audio by the reporter and ironically it was witnessed by a Fox News team.
Jacobs wanted to get Gianforte’s comments about the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the American Health Care Act which is the bill recently passed by the U.S. House. It’s kind of a hot-button issue, but it should not result in a reporter getting punched.