Sen. Josh Hawley on Greitens Ad: “There is no limit to what a desperate, washed-up politician will do.”

Sen. Josh Hawley comments on the new campaign ad released by U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 8:53 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 10:08 AM CDT
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WASHINGTON D.C., (KY3) - In a crowded race for Missouri’s next U.S. Senator, former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens made headlines this week after releasing his latest campaign ad.

In the ad, which Facebook and Twitter have since removed, put a warning before it, Greitens is seen carrying a shotgun, saying he is going “RINO” hunting. “RINO” stands for “Republican in name only.” Greitens, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, aims at Republicans who don’t support the former president.

The ad has since been condemned by the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, who said, in part, that he does not possess the sound judgment to be a senator.

Another one of those people calling out the ad is Missouri Senator Josh Hawley.

“There is no limit to what a desperate, washed-up politician will do,” said Senator Hawley.

When serving as Missouri’s Attorney General, Senator Hawley investigated Greitens for allegedly taking a charity fundraising list for political purposes. Greitens resigned as Missouri’s Governor in 2018 amid other allegations as well.

Senator Hawley is currently backing Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler in the Senate race.

Greitens has said the ad was meant to be amusing and not taken literally.

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