May 25 Montana Republican congressional
candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for a misdemeanor on
Wednesday after a reporter accused him of physical assault on
the eve of a special election to fill the state's lone seat in
the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office issued Gianforte a
citation for misdemeanor assault, hours after Ben Jacobs, a
reporter for the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper, said in
a Twitter post and in a television interview that Gianforte
"body slammed" him at a campaign event in Bozeman.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Robert