A reporter is alleging that a candidate in the special House election in Montana body slammed him Wednesday night, breaking the reporter's glasses.
Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017
Ben walked into a room where a local tv crew was set up for an interview with Gianforte— Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) May 24, 2017
All of a sudden I heard a giant crash and saw Ben's feet fly in the air as he hit the floor— Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) May 24, 2017
Heard very angry yelling (as did all the volunteers in the room) - sounded like Gianforte— Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) May 24, 2017
Gianforte is running against Democrat Rob Quist to fill the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke when he became head of the Interior Department. The reporter's claim comes a day before the election.
Quist responds (sort of) pic.twitter.com/cvnfAm0NyE— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) May 24, 2017ADVERTISEMENT