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Gianforte Spent August Hiding from Montanans but Still Couldn’t Avoid Controversy

Helena — August recess is generally a time for members of Congress to return home and hear from their constituents. Congressman Gianforte chose to do things slightly differently, making himself scarce and refusing to answer the important questions that continue to dog his time in office.
 
However, if Gianforte was able to hide from Montanans, he didn’t manage to hide from controversy. In the last 35 days, he lost his fight for preferential legal treatment, was booked at the Gallatin County jail for his assault conviction, had a challenger file to run against him in 2018 and at least one other float a potential candidacy, and he broke his courtroom promise to the reporter he assaulted, raising more questions about his honesty and setting off a national firestorm.
 
Below, we’ve compiled a list of some stories Gianforte earned during August recess, and ultimately, it raises the question:
 
At what point does Gianforte’s inability to move past his controversy and his unwillingness to shoot straight with Montanans render him incapable of doing his job?
 
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