RTDNA Concerned Over Gianforte Sentencing

RTNDA’s Voice of the First Amendment Task Force expressed concern Monday about the safety of journalists in the U.S., following the guilty plea and light sentence for Rep.-Elect Greg Gianforte in a misdemeanor assault case, which charged him with physically attacking a reporter last month.

Candidate Cited For Assaulting Reporter

Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was issued a citation late Wednesday after he allegedly “body-slammed” The Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs at a campaign event on the eve of a hotly contested special election.