A group of roughly 100 health professionals has sent an open letter to Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte chiding him over various actions regarding COVID-19 precautions.
In response, Gianforte’s campaign said the letter was an attempt to politicize public health.
The letter was sent Friday to Lee Montana Newspapers and included 111 names of nurses, doctors, caregivers and public health professionals.
It criticized Gianforte, the state’s current U.S. House representative, for three instances.
First, he appeared at a Lewis and Clark County event Oct. 3 that the health department said violated COVID-19 restrictions. Citations were expected.
Second, he arrived at an Oct. 6 gubernatorial event without a face mask. The letter