We managing committee Candidate Eric Greetens reiterated on his ‘Rino Hunting’ ad that featured him firing shots into a house, saying it was ‘clearly a metaphor’.
Grittens, 48, faced a swift backlash after a campaign ad depicting him and an armed military force ransacking a house and gunfire for RINO, the Republican in Name Only. Rounds were fired.
“Every normal person around the state of Missouri saw that, clearly a metaphor,” Grittens told KCMO talk radio on Tuesday.
‘It is amusing to see outrage from RINO and generous snowfall across the country and across the state.’
US Senate candidate Eric Grittens (pictured) said his controversial ‘Rino Hunting’ ad was ‘clearly a metaphor’ as he shrugged off the backlash
Grittens urges his supporters to ‘hunt down’ people who don’t support former President Trump, a new gun-wielding ad that Facebook removed and flagged by Twitter
‘Join the MAGA Crew and Get a RINO Hunting Permit,’ Greitens Says
Grittens, who previously resigned as Missouri governor amid allegations of sexual harassment and blackmail, posted a 38-second campaign clip on Twitter.
“I’m Eric Grettens, Navy SEAL, and today we’re going RINO hunting,” he said. ‘A rino feeds on corruption and is marked by stripes of cowardice.’
‘We are sick and tired of Republicans surrendering in name only’ Joe Biden and radical leftists. Order your RINO hunting permit today!’ He captioned the new clip.
“Join the MAGA Crew and get a RINO hunting permit,” Greitens says. ‘There is no bagging limit, no tagging limit and it doesn’t expire until we save our country.’ Trump has yet to endorse Grittens or run for Missouri.
The Greetens campaign could not be reached for comment, but the ad caused quite a stir on social media.
Facebook removed it from the platform and Twitter posted a warning that read: ‘This tweet violates Twitter rules regarding abusive behavior. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public interest to retain access to the Tweet.
Grittens claimed that only RINO was annoyed by his campaign ad, and added that they would always target him, no matter what kind of advertising his team did.
“They joined forces with the Left and the mainstream media to come out and attack us,” he said of the reaction.
The Missouri Republican posted the new 38-second clip to Twitter. “I’m Eric Grettens, Navy SEAL, and today we’re going RINO hunting,” he said.
‘A RINO feeds on corruption and is marked by stripes of corruption’
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Greetens opponents in the August 2 primary, Republican Reps. Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long condemned the ad, as did the Missouri State Laws of the Fraternal Order of Police.
“This reprehensible video has no place in our political system and sends a dangerous message that killing people of different political beliefs is acceptable in any way,” the group said in a statement.
D-Texas representative Joaquin Castro also criticized the ad, saying that any broadcast network that agreed to air it should be referred to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
‘It’s sociopathic. You are going to get someone murdered,’ Castro tweeted.
Gunning in political ads is nothing new for Greetens. During his run for governor in 2016, he released an ad of himself firing rounds of an automatic Gatling gun.
Grittens won that campaign and served as governor of Missouri for two years before resigning amid allegations of sexual harassment and campaign finance violations.
Sheena Greetens (above) has accused her ex-husband of husband-wifery and child abuse
Grittens’ mugshot from 2018 when he was indicted on invasion of privacy charges
His ex-wife has accused him of husband-wifery and child abuse. Sheena Grettens recently requested records from the governor’s office proving that her access to Grettens’s firearms was limited at times—she said that her ex-husband repeatedly threatened to commit suicide, unless She did not show ‘typical public political support’ in 2018, as she faced several scandals. ,
As a result, he and others limited his access to firearms at least three times that year.
Greetens resigned from the governorship in 2018 after being indicted in 2018 over claims of sexually and physically assaulting her barber — and used nude photos of her to keep her quiet. He also claimed that he tied her in the basement and forced her to have sex with him.
Greetens admitted to having an extramarital affair with her hairdresser and said they had a consensual encounter.
He also faced felony charges for using a veterans charity list to raise campaign cash.
Grittens has claimed that his ex-wife’s attacks are politically motivated and that he has conspired with Sen. minority leaders Mitch McConnell and Karl Rowe to keep her out of power. He is seeking full custody of his children.