Twitter Calls GOP Senate Hopeful Eric Greitens ‘Rino Hunting’ Ad ‘Abusive’

GOP Senate candidate Eric Greitens made a bang with a new advertisement in which he takes shots at “Republicans in name only.”

The scandal-prone former governor of Missouri released the ad on Monday, which shows him with a gun and working with a tactical team to hunt Republicans who don’t fully support the party’s agenda.

“The RINO feeds on corruption and is marked by the stripes of cowardice,” Greitens said. “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.”

Shortly after the video was posted on Twitter, the platform put a warning label for “abusive behavior” but let it remain up for the “public’s interest.”

Supporters can buy “RINO hunting permit” stickers for $25.

The ad garnered criticism from both sides of the aisle, with several conservative commentators noting that Greitens used to be a Democrat and when governing as a Republican didn’t have the most conservative agenda.

“Why then did you make the MO Capitol a gun free zone, bash the Second Amendment Preservation Act using verbatim Mom’s Demand language, and refuse to support Constitutional Carry?” Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch asked on Twitter.

Florida gun control advocate Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018, also blasted the ad.

“I have often said issues around gun violence & threats to Democracy are connected,” he tweeted. “[Greitens] has an ad out calling for gun violence against RINO’s, yes against Republicans. [FBI], this deserves your attention. Every American, both Republicans and Democrats, reject this.”

Greitens is courting former President Donald Trump’s endorsement ahead of the Republican primary on Aug. 2. He resigned from the governorship in 2018 following allegations of sexual assault and campaign finance violations, and his ex-wife accused him in March of physically abusing her while they were married.

Reporting from The Washington Examiner.