Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in today's special House election in Montana, is charged with assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs the night before the vote.
Gianforte was served a citation from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office for misdemeanor assault. The sheriff’s office said that the reporter’s injuries did “not meet the statutory elements of felony assault.” Gianforte is due in court sometime before June. 7.
No video exists, but this audio and transcript have been made available: