In today’s episode of Stupid Things Republicans Do, Rep. Duncan Hunter gets first mention thanks to a quote reported by the Associated Press concerning the assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by Montana House of Representatives candidate Greg Gianforte.
San Diego-born Gianforte, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after losing his temper and “body slamming” the reporter when he asked for comment on the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the House Trumpcare bill.
The tech millionaire is running in a special election to replace Ryan Zinke, who resigned earlier this year to serve as Secretary of the Interior in the Trump administration. Although polling indicated Democratic candidate Rob Quist was showing surprising strength, Gianforte was widely expected to win, as Montana is a solidly Republican state. [Read more…]