Judge Threatens Elitist Jerk GOP Congressman Who Viciously Attacked Reporter With Arrest
Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) might want to brighten those pearly whites for his mug shot, or face arrest for contempt of court according to judge.
bruising bully seeks to elude legal procedures in defiance of judge
Justice Court Judge Rick West handed down an order last week ruling that the Republican congressman must come in to be fingerprinted and photographed for the assault he committed against a reporter in May. The combative Gianforte pled guilty to misdemeanor assault in June. Gianforte body-slammed Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, alleging that Jacobs had been acting “aggressively”, shoving a recorder in his face. Fox News reporters on the scene indicated that at no time were any of Jacobs’ actions aggressive. Gianforte received a six month deferred sentence and was ordered to complete forty hours of community service and twenty hours of anger management sessions.
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Gianforte’s defense team objects to the judge’s ruling, citing fears that Democratic opponents may use the rumbling Republican’s mug shot against him in his re-election bid next year. Republicans campaigned vigorously across the nation, calling for a return to “law and order”. Caught on camera, the bruising bully now seeks to elude basic legal procedures which any suspected criminal would be subjected to. According to the judge’s ruling, Gianforte must report to the Gallatin County Detention Center by September 15th to provide booking information.
contempt of court will prompt arrest warrant
Judge Rick West indicates that if Gianforte defies the order, it will constitute contempt of court and a warrant will be issued for the arrest of the belligerent congressman. Gianforte shows little remorse for his attack on a reporter. The concern of this brawling representative goes no further than his re-election bid. He doesn’t regret his abusive actions; his only regret is that the public and his constituents might be reminded of his criminal behavior by his mug shot. President Trump shows no compunction as he gleefully calls for violence against protestors and the media during his Third World-style rallies; it seems that his Republican cohorts have heard his rabid rhetoric and responded with barbarism. A courageous judge has stepped forward to demand that this demagogue-in-the-making be held to the same standards that John Q. Public would be expected to adhere to. This writer respectfully submits for your consideration, dear reader, the simple idea that if a return to “law and order” is what the Republican party is seeking, perhaps they can begin the long sojourn back to that fabled time within their own ranks. Remove the mote in thine own eye, if you will. Or does Republican courage begin and end with craven acts of bullying behavior?
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Hannah Hochstetler is currently chasing a degree in Creative Writing and Philosophy. She has had work published in the literary magazines, “Meat for Tea: The Valley Review”, “The Carillon”, and “Exposed”. Hannah is a passionate progressive, trapped in the middle of a red state!