The big news is that the Bozeman Bopper won his election to be Montana’s sole representative in Congress. But he finally apologized for strangling and body-slamming reporter Ben Jacobs, you know, after he won the race:
“When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it. That’s the Montana way,” Gianforte said. “Last night I made a mistake and I took an action that I can’t take back. I’m not proud of what happened. I should not have responded in the way that I did and for that I am sorry.”
“I should not have treated that reporter that way and for that I am sorry Mr. Ben Jacobs,” he added. Gianforte, however, did not address his campaign’s contradictory statement released last night.
Makes you wonder what he would have said if he lost. I’m sure he had another statement prepared for that contingency, too.