WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday called on Montana Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte to apologize after “body-slamming” a reporter for asking him a question.
“There is no time where a physical altercation should occur, with the press or between human beings,” Ryan said at his weekly press briefing. “So that is wrong, and it should not have happened.”
Police charged Gianforte for assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs Wednesday night, when Jacobs was trying to ask him a question about the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill.
Fox News reporters present during the altercation backed up Jacobs’ account. But Gianforte’s campaign released a statement disputing the account and accusing Jacobs instead.
Ryan said Gianforte “should apologize” directly, but stopped short of saying Gianforte should withdraw or resign Continue reading "Paul Ryan: Greg Gianforte ‘Should Apologize’ For ‘Body-Slamming’ Reporter"