Greg Gianforte Wins Montana Special Election, Apologizes For Body Slam

Greg Gianforte Wins Election Apologizes For Body Slam

Greg Gianforte won Montana’s special election Thursday night and apologized for allegedly body slamming a reporter.

Gianforte, who received 50.4% of the state’s votes, took the stage after his victory, saying, “When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it, that’s the Montana way. Last night I made a mistake and I took an action that I can’t take back and I’m not proud of what happened. I should not have responded in the way that I did, and for that I am sorry.”

Gianforte came under heavy fire Wednesday after audio surfaced of the Republican candidate allegedly body slamming a reporter from The Guardian after he was asked a question about health care.

The victory speech marked Greg’s first public comments since the incident … 70% of the state’s votes had been counted prior to the incident.

Democratic candidate Rob Quist received 43.8% of votes and Libertarian candidate Mark Wicks had 5.8%. 

TMZ.com

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