Former Missouri Governor/accused sexual predator/U.S. Senate hopeful Eric Greitens released a new campaign ad today in which he gleefully talks about murdering people, specifically members of his own party who don’t fall in line with his extreme right-wing views.
“We are sick and tired of the Republicans in Name Only surrendering to Joe Biden & the radical Left. Order your RINO Hunting Permit today!” Greitens, who is currently leading the race to become the GOP nominee to represent his state in the Senate, tweeted this morning, along with the violent video.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>We are sick and tired of the Republicans in Name Only surrendering to Joe Biden & the radical Left.<br><br>Order your RINO Hunting Permit today! <a href=”https://t.co/XLMdJnAzSK”>pic.twitter.com/XLMdJnAzSK</a></p>— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) <a href=”https://twitter.com/EricGreitens/status/1538876823978713089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 20, 2022</a></blockquote> https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
“Today, we’re going RINO hunting,” he says in the video before cocking his gun. “The RINO feeds on corruption and is marked by the stripes of cowardice.”
He is then joined by an Army swat team and storms into a single family home with smoke bombs and AR-15s rifles.
“Join the MAGA crew,” Greitens says. “Get a RINO permit. There’s no bagging limit, no tagging limit, and it doesn’t expire until we save our country.”
The ad is disturbing on a number of levels.
Not only because it features a U.S. Senate candidate encouraging acts of violence and murder on the heels of two high-profile mass shootings, but also because Greitens was once accused of blindfolding a woman, tying her to an exercise machine, stripping her naked, and taking her picture then using it as blackmail.
In addition to that, his ex-wife is currently suing him for custody of their children and says he is prone to violence and aggression, exhibited “unstable and coercive” behavior during their marriage, and would threaten to commit suicide if she didn’t show “specific public political support” for him.
Here’s what folx are saying about the ad on Twitter…
In the wake of the recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo, Congress appears to be making some progress on legislation to address gun violence.
Last week, Democrats and Republicans agreed to a bipartisan framework on legislation to address mental health and school safety, and to make it more difficult for young people to obtain guns.
Missouri’s Republican primary is scheduled for August 2, 2022. Most polls have Greitens leading in a crowded field of nearly two dozen candidates.