Libs, media furious over ‘body-slammed’ journo instantly find convenient fall guy — and POUNCE

Social media’s in a whirlwind after a Montana congressional candidate allegedly body slammed a reporter Wednesday night, just hours before the polls open for the special election.

But it’s who the left is blaming that has conservatives scratching their heads.

Clip via KTVH

Audio was released that appears to indicate an altercation between Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte and Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. Although some scuffling and shouting can be heard, Gianforte denies that he body-slammed Jacobs.

After the event the reporter tweeted:

Although the reporter didn’t sound winded or in distress after the disturbance, BuzzFeed’s Blake Montgomery reported that the full range of first responders were called to the scene — fire, ambulance and law enforcement.

The Montana Air National Guard apparently wasn’t available.

Montgomery added that the extent of Jacobs’ injuries — if any — were unknown, and that police were calling it an “ongoing investigation.” Nevertheless, people were ready to string Gianforte up.

But most surprisingly, it didn’t take any time at all for people on Twitter — and even the major networks — to blame the incident on President Trump.

A few months ago the Montana special election, held to replace former Rep. Ryan Zinke after his appointment as Interior Secretary, appeared be a shoe-in for the Republican Party.

It now appears to be a real nail-biter causing GOP leaders to hold their breath.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department cited Gianforte with simple misdemeanor assault following its investigation, KTVH reported.

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