This has not been the best week for Montana Republicans when it comes to revelations about their past. First, it came to light that GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte had used TEA party lawmaker Art Wittich, recently convicted of corruption, to try to stop the public from accessing public land.
This time, it’s a poaching conviction for TEA Party Republican J.C. Kantorowicz. Court documents show that a jury found Mr. Kantorowicz guilty of unlawful hunting of a game animal in 1997. You can see them here: Pdf1 pdf2 pdf3
J.C. Kantorowicz made the papers last month for suggesting a bullet would take care of his opponent in the Republican primary, Rep. Steve Fitzpatrick of House District 20.
Kantorowisz didn’t deny saying this, explained to a Great Falls Tribune reporter that his remarks were made at “almost 6 o’clock in the evening.” He was extremely hungry given that late hour, and so his threats on others lives must be excused, thereby adding “hangry” of the all time worst excuses made by politicians, including “wide stance” and “hiking the Appalachian trail.”
On his website, Kantorowicz says he is a “real Montana Conservative Republican with deep respect for the US Constitution and strong support for the Montana Republican Party Platform.”
If only he had that same respect for the law.