US Senate candidate and former Governor Eric Greitens (R-MO) released his latest campaign ad on Wednesday, where he appears with a gun in hand, saying: “We are back – wiser, stronger, still in fighting – and this time with an army of patriots.
Because I fought for you, they came after me.
But we are back – wiser, stronger, still fighting – but this time we come with an army.
We won’t stop until we take back our country and make America great again. pic.twitter.com/X23ZgJiO23
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) July 6, 2022
“We’re back, and everyone remembers the first time we walked on the scene,” the former governor said. said at the start of the clip. The video then shows part of a former Navy SEAL officer’s 2016 gubernatorial campaign ad, where he says, “I’m not a career politician…and I’m going to aim for politics as a habit.” He then opens fire, causing an explosion.
After the flashback, Greitens is seen walking through a field carrying his rifle.
“Everyone also remembers, because I fought for you, they came after me. Well, we’re back – wiser, stronger, still fighting – and this time with an army patriots,” he said. as three people in Ghillie suits emerge from the ground. The America First candidate then fires his rifle, which causes another large explosion.
Greitens’ latest video follows a June 20 ad that spoke metaphorically of “chasing RINOs” or Republicans in name only, which drew criticism from the political establishment and mainstream media, suggesting the ad should be taken literally.
“Today we go RINO hunting,” Greitens says in the ad while clutching a shotgun. “The RINO feeds on corruption and is marked with the stripes of cowardice.”
Facebook and Twitter eventually blacklisted the ad, but not before some 1.5 million Americans had seen it, he told Breitbart News.
“If someone doesn’t understand the metaphor, they’re either lying or being stupid,” Greitens campaign manager Dylan Johnson said.
“Patriots across the country love it because we’re sending a very clear message that we need to take on the RINOs, and we’re talking about their corruption, we’re talking about their cowardice, and absolutely we’ve upset the left as well,” Greitens told Breitbart News Saturday of the announcement.
“It’s not just the left with its tyranny, its crazy ideas and its attacks on the country that have put us in crisis, and it’s not just the mainstream media and their lies,” he said. earlier in the interview. “It is also the RINOs, because of their corruption and cowardice, who have created this crisis. The RINOs who stabbed President Trump in the back, the RINOs who stabbed the American people in the back, the RINOs who failed election integrity, the RINOs who failed to breach a border wall, the RINOs who backed Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion Green New Deal, and the RINOs just last week who sold out America on the Second Amendment. People are tired of RINOs.
FiveThirtyEight projects Greitens, who has also launched a national “No MO RINO” tour, will prevail in the primary over Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, among other candidates, and will face off against his project Democratic candidate Lucas Kunce in the general election. After simulating the match between the projected nominees 40,000 times, FiveThirtyEight reports that Greitens wins 94 out of 100 races.