(UnitedVoice.com) – Republicans are coming together to call on one of their own to drop out of a senate race. The demands come after Missouri candidate Eric Greitens’ ex-wife accused him of domestic violence in a court filing for a custody suit. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) had particularly harsh words for his fellow conservative.
On March 21, Sheena Greitens accused the GOP candidate of taking away her keys and cellphone, knocking her down, and physically abusing her children. She claimed that one of her kids came home “with a swollen face, bleeding gums and a loose tooth” after visiting their father in 2019. Greitens also allegedly repeatedly threatened to commit suicide if she refused to support him through the 2018 scandal that led to his resignation as Missouri governor. At that time, he was accused of sexual assault and using a veterans charity’s donor list for soliciting campaign contributions without asking the organization.
After Sheena Greitens’ allegations were made public, Senator Hawley was very clear he wanted Greitens out of the race for the seat Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) is vacating, saying the conservative should be in handcuffs.
If you hit a woman or a child, you belong in handcuffs, not the United States Senate. It’s time for Eric Greitens to leave this race https://t.co/RgCow67dDW
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 21, 2022
Senator John Thune (R-SD) told the press he thinks Greitens should drop out because he finds it hard to believe the Republican is a viable candidate. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) stopped short of telling the conservative to drop out but said the accusations were disturbing.
Eric Greitens denies the allegations against him.
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