new york - All eyes are focused on the outcome of a Congress election in Montana, especially after the Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has attacked a reporter there.
Gianforte hopes to follow Ryan Zinke in the House of Deputies, who became Minister of the Interior in the Donald Trump Cabinet. Trump easily won in Montana last year and recommended his voters to vote for his friend Gianforte. The elections are considered important as a survey of how the Trump government does.
For Gianforte, it may be difficult when he climbed The Guardian's correspondent Ben Jacobs from The British newspaper after asking him questions about the Republican health plan while Gianforte asked him to prepare for an interview with Fox News.
The Democrats instantly jumped on the relay and quickly released television spots in which sound recordings of the word exchange between Gianforte and the journalist were heard. 'I'm spitting you,' says Gianforte, pushing Jacobs to the ground and breaking his glasses. According to his spokeswoman, Gianforte tried to unpack the phone from the reporter, who did not want to leave and remained aggressive.
Three newspapers in Montana who expressed their preference for Gianforte have now withdrawn that support. Many people had already voted by post; Until last night they could still go to the polls.