Republican Senate candidate Eric Greitens posted a video telling viewers they need to "hunt" Republicans who did align themselves with MAGA
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Eric Greitens, a Republican Senate candidate, released an aggressive campaign ad in which he and a crew of people storm into a house with assault rifles threatening to hunt "RINOS" or Republicans in name only.
"Today we're going RINO hunting," Greitens says at the beginning of his 38 second long video. Holding a rifle, the former Missouri governor tells viewers that RINOS feed "on corruption and is marked by the stripes of cowardice"
Greitens and a group of people dressed in military uniforms storm into a house pointing their rifles at an unknown target.
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"Join the MAGA crew, get a RINO hunting permit," Greitens says. "There's no bagging limit, no tagging limit, and it doesn't expire until we save our country."
The advertisement is meant to appeal to far-right conservatives who align themselves with former president Donald Trump's views including that of loving assault rifles.
\u201cWe are sick and tired of the Republicans in Name Only surrendering to Joe Biden & the radical Left.\n\nOrder your RINO Hunting Permit today!\u201d
Shortly after Greitens tweeted the video on Monday, Twitter issued a warning indicating it violated its rules about abusive behavior which prohibit engaging or targeting the harassment of someone or inciting others to do so.
Other people condemned the Republican candidate for posting supporting the violence of other people.
Fred Guttenberg who lost his daughter Jaime Guttenberg in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, responded to the video calling for the FBI to take action against those who incite violence.
\u201cI have often said issues around gun violence & threats to Democracy are connected. @EricGreitens has an add out calling for gun violence against RINO's, yes against Republicans. @FBI, this deserves your attention. Every American, both Republicans and Democrats, reject this.\u201d