Controversial New Ad by Eric Greitens Shows Missouri US Senate Candidate Hunting ‘RINOs’ in Military-Style Raid

Controversial New Ad by Eric Greitens Shows Missouri US Senate Candidate Hunting ‘RINOs’ in Military-Style Raid

Republican primary U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri Eric Greitens released a controversial ad on Monday showing the former Navy SEAL carrying a weapon and leading a group of armed soldiers on a Third World style raid of a political opponent’s home, saying he is hunting RINOs (Republicans in name only.) The video has gone viral since it was posted at 8:30 a.m. CDT with well over one million views on Twitter. The Greitens campaign is encouraging supporters to become ‘RINO hunters.’ Facebook reportedly took down the ad.

“I’m Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL, and today we’re going RINO hunting. The RINO feeds on corruption and is marked by the stripes of cowardice. (Flash bang grenades explode as military team and Greitens enters home.) Join the MAGA crew. Get a RINO hunting permit. There’s no bagging limit, no tagging limit and it doesn’t expire until we save our country.”

The Greitens campaign is offering RINO Hunting Permit stickers for donations.

Greitens responded to criticism from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) who commented, “Let’s place the blame for this violent ad where it belongs, at the doorsteps of Kevin McCarthy & Mitch McConnell. They’ve failed to confront & condemn the MAGA radicals of their party. Now it’s out of control & threatens everyone’s freedom.” Greitens mockingly replied, “Did Fang Fang write this?”

Greitens also celebrated the Washington Post reporting on his ad, “Thank you to @washingtonpost for hosting our video on their website!
Everybody can visit the link below to see our new ad!”

Democrat front group VoteVets called out Greitens for allegedly violating military rules with the ad.

CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan reported Facebook took down the ad, “Facebook has removed the Eric Greitens video: Meta spokesperson: “We removed this video for violating our policies prohibiting violence and incitement.””

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