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.
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end. – William Shakespeare
Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:
Deputy Mason Moore
Big Money in House Race
Trump & Classified Material
The Comey Memo
Deputy Mason Moore:
My condolences and prayers go to the family, friends, and co-workers of Broadwater (Montana) County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore. Moore was killed while on duty early Tuesday morning. Moore is survived by his wife and three children. He was 38.
Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith
Unless a great Libertarian candidate for Montana’s open At-Large House seat is nominated to run, the choice between Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte will be a tough one for this blogger. Maybe it will be a tough choice for you, too.
So heads-up to these candidates and their staffers – you have some selling to do in the next 79 days.
Here are some of my thoughts about the race between Rob Quist and Greg Gianforte.