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Congressman Greg Gianforte's Sentence For Assaulting Reporter Is Almost Too Lenient To Believe

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Welp, this is gross.

Greg Gianforte, the Montana congressman who made national headlines when he assaulted a reporter for asking a question he didn't like, has finally faced the music.

Unfortunately, that music is apparently Taylor Swift's Shake It Off as the Republican is barely going to feel the repercussions of his actions.

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First, he won the damn election despite the audio recording of his crime.

Now, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault, he's been given — you know what, "slap on the wrist" is a little too harsh a phrase. Let's say he was gently stroked on the wrist.

A judge sentenced Gianforte to 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management, and a fine of a measly $385. That's less than victim Ben Jacobs is going to have to pay for new glasses!

Gianforte was also given a deferred sentence of 180 days. That means the only thing the former software exec (yes, really) will actually serve is two years in the Big House… of Representatives. Ick.

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Twitter Weighs In On Republican Greg Gianforte's Win In Montana Following His 'Body-Slamming' Controversy — While He Gives A Weak Apology

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Another villainous politician is heading to D.C.

On Thursday, Greg Gianforte won the special election for Montana's open U.S. House seat. This update is obviously shocking since the victorious Republican candidate just made headlines for "body-slamming" a reporter named Ben Jacobs. Greg was even cited for misdemeanor assault for his violent interaction with Ben.

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Smh. In an attempt to squash the scandal, Mr. Gianforte apologized for his actions during his victory speech. The controversial public servant stated:

"When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it, that's the Montana way. Last night I made a mistake and I took an action that I can't take back and I'm not proud of what happened. I should not have responded in the way that I did, and for that I am sorry."

Ironically, this apology directly contradicts the statement he made on the controversy while the polls were still open. Ugh.

It's said Greg's supporters shouted "you're forgiven" at the new Congressman after his speech. Nonetheless, those following the election were not as kind on Twitter. See the best reactions to Gianforte's win (below)!

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Montana Politician Cited For Assaulting A Political Reporter Asking About The Republican Health Care Plan

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Donald Trump isn't the only politician waging war on the press.

On Wednesday, a Montana politician named Greg Gianforte was accused of assaulting a political reporter for The Guardian. This scandal comes at the worst possible time for the Republican candidate as the alleged assault happened mere hours before the polls opened for the Montana House seat he's running for.

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So what exactly happened?? Well, multiple witnesses claim they saw Greg attack journalist Ben Jacobs following a question about the Republican health care plan. Not to mention, in a 911 call, Mr. Jacobs accuses Gianforte of "body slamming" him to the ground. He later reiterated this allegation on Twitter (below).

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