Montana newspapers pull support after alleged assault

Three Montana newspapers have abruptly yanked their support for Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte over allegations he assaulted a reporter.

Gianforte is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after he allegedly body slammed a reporter for the Guardian on Wednesday night. Montana’s special House election takes place Thursday.

During the day on Wednesday, Gianforte took to Twitter to celebrate his endorsements from the Missoulian, the Billings Gazette, and the Independent Record; all three papers are CNN affiliates.

But by early Thursday, the papers had all switched to a very different message: Gianforte is not the person they want representing Montana in Congress.
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Source: cnn-us