- DANNY WICENTOWSKI
- Eric Greitens.
Welp, the thing that some Republicans called a “clear and present danger” has finally happened: Disgraced former Missouri governor Eric Greitens is running for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Roy Blunt.
The news came during Greitens’ Monday interview with Fox News’ Brett Baier, who grilled Greitens on his past scandals.
“We’ve been exonerated and we’re moving forward,” Greitens told Baier, Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reported.
Greitens repeatedly pressed by @BretBaier on past scandals: “We’ve been exonerated and we’re moving forward.”
Why he quit?
“We resigned because at the time it was what I needed to do for the people I love the most.”
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) March 22, 2021
Greitens’ downfall played out like a terrible soap opera, spanning infidelity as well as accusations of sexual abuse, blackmail, and campaign finance violations. While Greitens resigned from office in 2018, the smoke of his career’s implosion continues to cast a shadow across Missouri politics andSt. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, whose efforts to criminally charge Greitens led to a scandal in her own office.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as we know more.
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