Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter

Posted: Updated:

By MATT VOLZ
Associated Press
    
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana's incoming congressman is calling for civility in politics as heads to Washington with a conviction for assaulting a reporter.
    
Greg Gianforte will be sworn in next week as the state's only congressman following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise.
    
He spoke to The Associated Press Friday in his first national interview since winning last month's Montana special congressional election.
    
The Republican technology entrepreneur pleaded guilty this week to assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs the night before the May 25 election.
    
He declined to answer questions about the altercation and said he cannot erase what happened but did all he could to take responsibility.
    
Gianforte added his voice to the calls for civility, saying parties must respect each other and find common ground.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • "Middle of Nowhere" found in Montana

    "Middle of Nowhere" found in Montana

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:39 PM EST2018-02-20 18:39:49 GMT

    A new analysis has determined where the "middle of nowhere" is in the United States: and it's in northeastern Montana. 

    A new analysis has determined where the "middle of nowhere" is in the United States: and it's in northeastern Montana. 

  • Temperatures in Butte drop colder than Antarctica

    Temperatures in Butte drop colder than Antarctica

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-02-20 00:37:55 GMT

    Lows in Butte are expected to drop to -27, with windchill taking it down to -35 degrees. That's about the same temperature as the reading at the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.

    Lows in Butte are expected to drop to -27, with windchill taking it down to -35 degrees. That's about the same temperature as the reading at the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.

  • Court docs: Darby student told classmates who he would shoot

    Court docs: Darby student told classmates who he would shoot

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-02-21 00:19:53 GMT

    New details have been released in the alleged school shooting threat against Darby High School. Witnesses say that Kayser told a group of students on lunch break that he was "going to shoot up the school."

    New details have been released in the alleged school shooting threat against Darby High School. Witnesses say that Kayser told a group of students on lunch break that he was "going to shoot up the school."

  • Hellgate High students in Missoula plan 'walkout' to protest gun violence

    Hellgate High students in Missoula plan 'walkout' to protest gun violence

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:23 AM EST2018-02-21 16:23:19 GMT

    Hellgate High School students plan to walk out of class on Wednesday in protest of gun violence. The 'walkout' comes one week after a gun man opened fire on a Parkland, Florida high school, killing 17 students.

    Hellgate High School students plan to walk out of class on Wednesday in protest of gun violence. The 'walkout' comes one week after a gun man opened fire on a Parkland, Florida high school, killing 17 students.

  • Darby man arrested in alleged school threats

    Darby man arrested in alleged school threats

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:54 PM EST2018-02-20 23:54:57 GMT

    An 18-year-old Darby man is in custody after allegations related to a school shooting threat. Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says Maclean William Kayser, 18, is booked on charges of assault with a weapon. 

    An 18-year-old Darby man is in custody after allegations related to a school shooting threat. Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says Maclean William Kayser, 18, is booked on charges of assault with a weapon. 

  • Name released of missing Whitefish skier

    Name released of missing Whitefish skier

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-02-19 23:19:02 GMT

    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the backcountry skier who went missing on Whitefish Mountain over the weekend. Dr. Jonathan Scott Torgerson, 62, of Columbia Falls, was reported missing on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:15 PM. 

    The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the backcountry skier who went missing on Whitefish Mountain over the weekend. Dr. Jonathan Scott Torgerson, 62, of Columbia Falls, was reported missing on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:15 PM. 

  • OnX Maps says record investment will help fund new jobs

    OnX Maps says record investment will help fund new jobs

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:53 PM EST2018-02-21 23:53:04 GMT

    A Montana-based high-tech mapping company says it's on track to provide more high-paying jobs in Missoula and Bozeman.

    A Montana-based high-tech mapping company says it's on track to provide more high-paying jobs in Missoula and Bozeman.

  • MCPS says parents will be notified of student protest walkout

    MCPS says parents will be notified of student protest walkout

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-02-21 22:54:36 GMT

    Students held signs with messages like "Honk 4 Gun Control," "Protect Kids Not Guns," and chanted, "This is what democracy looks like" and "We want change." If a student walked out, their parents will be notified, according to Hatton Littman, director of communications at MCPS.

    Students held signs with messages like "Honk 4 Gun Control," "Protect Kids Not Guns," and chanted, "This is what democracy looks like" and "We want change." If a student walked out, their parents will be notified, according to Hatton Littman, director of communications at MCPS.

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.