Montana governor was vacationing in Italy when his state was flooded
Mystery solved: Montana's governor was vacationing in Italy when his state was swamped by floodwaters, his office confirmed Friday. Gov.
Mystery solved: Montana's governor was vacationing in Italy when his state was swamped by floodwaters, his office confirmed Friday.
Gov. Greg Gianforte, whose office had previously refused to divulge where exactly he had gone on a “long-scheduled personal trip” with his wife, Susan, was back on the job Friday.
“With the governor back in the state and security concerns no longer an issue, we are providing information as promised," the statement obtained by NBC Montana and other local media read. "The governor departed early Saturday morning to Italy with his wife for a long-planned personal, private trip."
The statement did not explain the "security concerns" or why the governor chose to return home a week after his state started getting inundated with historic flooding that closed Yellowstone National Park and caused millions of dollars in damage.
"Grateful to be back in Montana, the governor looks forward to being on the ground in Gardiner this morning to survey damage and meet with residents and local officials about recovering and rebuilding,” the statement read.