HuffPost: Greg Gianforte, Montana’s Pseudoscience Gubernatorial Candidate

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HuffPost: Greg Gianforte, Montana’s Pseudoscience Gubernatorial Candidate
 
Helena, MT – This weekend, HuffPost published a deep dive on Greg Gianforte’s alarming rejection of basic scientific principles. According to HuffPost:

  • Gianforte is one of the largest benefactors of a Glendive museum whose “exhibits are… dedicated to discrediting Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and promoting the idea that the Earth is just 6,000 years old, that humans and dinosaurs roamed the planet at the same time and that dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark.” 

  • “Gianforte rejects evolution and dismisses the scientific consensus that humans are the primary drivers of global climate change.”

  • Gianforte “promoted the idea that so-called ‘herd immunity’… is the solution to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” which could kill at least 10,000 Montanans. 

  • Gianforte has also “voiced opposition to mask mandates and COVID-19 stay-at-home orders,” and he has “donated to at least two anti-vaccine candidates for state office.”

When asked to respond, Gianforte’s campaign made a “press intern” available to criticize HuffPost, and refused to address the disturbing facts reported in the piece.  

“Greg Gianforte’s insistence upon rejecting basic science should concern all Montanans,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “A candidate who spouts junk science and props up conspiracy theorists is fundamentally unfit to lead Montana – especially during a global pandemic.”

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