Sen. Josh Hawley Uses Fake News Smear to Attack America First U.S. Senate Candidate Eric Greitens
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is echoing a fake news media hit piece on former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, the America First favorite for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.
Hawley retweeted an article from the fake news Washington Post which laundered unproven accusations from Greitens’ liberal ex-wife alleging abusive behavior.
“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,” Hawley said.
The tweet can be seen here:
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
Greitens responded to the accusations during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast:
I was the first person in the country to say when I'm in the Senate, I'm voting against Mitch McConnell.
Now, we are hearing that DC political operatives worked with my ex-wife to spread false allegations.
But as people of faith know, the truth always comes to light. pic.twitter.com/CwEEuX1FCo
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) March 21, 2022
Greitens also released a statement in which he noted that his ex-wife went to Washington D.C. before the hit piece was hatched.
“Being a father is the joy of my life and my single most important responsibility. I will continue to love and care for my beautiful sons with all of my being, and that includes fighting for the truth and against the completely fabricated, baseless allegations,” Greitens said.
“I am seeking full custody of my sons, and for their sake, I will continue to pray for their mother and hope that she gets the help that she needs. I understand that while I was with my boys last week, she was in Washington D.C. Sadly, political operatives and the liberal media peddle in lies. However, I have faith, and I know that ultimately truth will always prevail,” he added.
The full statement can be seen here:
I have faith, and I know that ultimately truth will always prevail. pic.twitter.com/kJidAWkosl
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) March 21, 2022
Big League Politics has reported on Greitens emerging as a populist champion for the U.S. Senate candidacy that will fight back against minority leader Mitch McConnell:
“Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens slammed leftist tyranny, pulling no punches during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday.
Greitens made it clear that the Leftist threat must be crushed, or America will perish, in his speech to CPAC that made it clear he is the America First champion the freedom movement needs in the Senate.
“We have a mission, and the mission is to take our country back, and we’re here to do it!” Greitens said to massive applause, noting that he served as a Navy SEAL and took his oath to the Constitution very seriously.
“The brutal fact is clear: The Left is actively trying to destroy our country. We know the truth,” he added. “We are going to stand for our country and we are ready to fight for it.”
He noted that he traveled the border, looking at it from the U.S. side as well as the Mexican side, seeing how the waves of third-world invaders are destroying the country. He also mentioned COVID tyranny, critical race theory, defund the police, inflation, and military disasters as ways the Left are trying to destroy America.
“A lot of folks in the mainstream media, some RINOs, they say that this is just Joe Biden being senile and Kamala Harris being incompetent, and that is true, they are, but it’s more than that. Nobody is this stupid,” Greitens said.
“We are in a fight for the soul of our country, and it is a battle against evil,” he added, noting that the Left’s policies “are rooted in cruelty.”
“They spied on candidate Trump, and they spied on President Trump, and we know the truth. We see around the country, the George Soros-funded assault on the rule of law. That is the nature of the enemy we are facing,” Greitens said.
Greitens compared the fight modern Americans are engaged in to the fight that the Founding Fathers undertook when they overthrew the British and established the Constitution. He spoke with the urgency that the current political moment deserves.
“You have to make a choice. We have to make a choice. Are we going to stop it? And I’m telling you right now, patriots around the country are rising up and saying we are going to stand for our country and take it back!” he said, adding that “America First patriots,” not RINOs will be the heroes who achieve these historic goals.
“I am here to stand with you for the revival!” Greitens said to conclude his rousing speech.”
Hawley is seemingly doing McConnell’s bidding by throwing Greitens under the bus due to unproven allegations. Nevertheless, Greitens will continue to battle the RINO establishment despite Hawley’s double-dealing actions.