Senate Candidate’s ‘RINO Hunting’ Video Causes a Stir
“I’m Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL, and today, we’re going RINO hunting,” the Missouri Republican says before cocking a shotgun in the 38-second video.
“The RINO feeds on corruption and is marked by the stripes of cowardice,” Greitens says before he and a group of men wearing military-style gear break into a 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,” Greitens says in the video.
Greitens shared the ad on Twitter, writing: “We are sick and tired of the Republicans in Name Only surrendering to Joe Biden & the radical Left. Order your RINO Hunting Permit today!”
Several lawmakers reacted to the video.
“This is sociopathic. You’re going to get someone killed,” Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) tweeted.
The ad also faced scrutiny from social media platforms.
Twitter added a warning to Greiten’s post, saying it violates the platform’s rules on “abusive behavior.” The video was removed from Facebook on Monday.
“We removed this video for violating our policies prohibiting violence and incitement,” said a spokesperson for Meta, Facebook’s parent company.
Greitens addressed the video’s removal on Monday afternoon.
“Facebook CENSORED our new ad calling out the weak RINOs,” he wrote in a post on the platform. “When I get to the US Senate, we are taking on Big Tech.”