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Abuse allegations spark calls for Missouri Senate candidate Greitens to exit race

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Missouri Republican Senate Candidate Eric Greitens has been accused of physically abusing his ex-wife and son. The allegations made by Sheena Greitens were first reported by the Associated Press. In a recent court filing, she alleged that Eric Greitens used his political connections to win custody of their children.

Sheena Greitens said in court documents filed as part of the couple’s child custody proceedings that during an argument at their home in 2018, Eric Greitens knocked her down and confiscated her phone, wallet and keys. Eric Greitens has denied the allegations, calling them “baseless” and “fabricated.”

“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,” Greitens wrote in a statement.

Several candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate against Greitens called for him to drop out. They were joined by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO).

“If you hit a woman or a child, you belong in handcuffs, not the United States Senate,” Hawley wrote on Twitter. “It’s time for Eric Greitens to leave this race.”

Eric Greitens was elected governor of Missouri in 2017 but resigned in June 2018 as he faced accusations of sexual misconduct. Sheena and Eric Greitens split up in 2018 after the resignation.

Annie Andersen: A MISSOURI SENATE CANDIDATE ACCUSED OF PHYSICAL ABUSE.. AND NOW HIS PARTY IS TURNING AGAINST HIM. 

FORMER GOVERNOR and current Republican senate candidate ERIC GREITENS IS IN 

THE SPOTLIGHT AFTER HIS ESTRANGED WIFE FILED A REQUEST IN COURT: 

TAKE SOT- SARA MACHI, KSDK REPORTER

<<sheena greitens outlined allegations of physical abuse and threats of political influence saying that her former husband knocked me down and confiscated my cell phone wallet and keys and in another incident she saw him cuffing her then three-year-old son across the face yanking him around by his hair.”>>

Annie Andersen: GREITENS HAS BEEN THE FRONTRUNNER IN THE RACE SINCE ANNOUNCING

GettyImages-79006428.jpg (already in the drive)

HE WANTS TO REPLACE LONG TIME SENATOR ROY BLUNT WHO IS RETIRING. 

TAKE SOT- ERIC GREITENS

<<”we’re excited. We got a great grassroots team, and we’re in this race.”>>

Annie Andersen: WHILE MISSOURI WAS NOT TOO LONG AGO A BATTLEGROUND STATE.. THAT ISN’T NECESSARILY THE CASE ANYMORE.

TRUMP WON IT BY 15 POINTS. 

GREITENS WAS NO STRANGER TO SCANDAL WHILE GOVERNOR.  

HE RESIGNED AFTER JUST A YEAR in office. SURROUNDED BY allegations- INCLUDING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND REVENGE PORN. 

NOW WITH THE MOST RECENT REPORTS- SOME REPUBLICANS ARE DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND.

TAKE SOT- REP. VICKI HARTZLER (R-MO)

<<”“It’s time for Eric to get out of the Senate race and get professional help.”>>

Annie Andersen: SHE’S IN THE RACE.. SO NOT QUITE OBJECTIVE

BUT MISSOURI SENATOR JOSH HAWLEY AGREES WITH HER SAYING “If you hit a woman or a child, you belong in handcuffs, not the United States Senate.

OTHERS, LIKE CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE, RICK SCOTT, SAY WHILE THE ALLEGATIONS ARE “DISTURBING” 

HE THINKS” voters are going to make a good decision.”

GREITENS IS DENYING THE CLAIMS.. SAYING REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IS BEHIND IT.

TAKE SOT- ERIC GREITENS

<<”you’re going to be able to connect the dots directly to Mitch McConnell.”>>

Annie Andersen: 2022 SENATE RACES HAVE BEEN PLAGUED BY ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE.

A PENNSYLVANIA REPUBLICAN FRONT RUNNER DROPPED OUT BECAUSE OF IT.

AND A GEORGIA SENATE CANDIDATE IS STILL IN THE RACE AFTER HE ADMITTED TO ABUSING HIS EX-WIFE. 

STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M AA

 

Missouri Republican Senate Candidate Eric Greitens has been accused of physically abusing his ex-wife and son. The allegations made by Sheena Greitens were first reported by the Associated Press. In a recent court filing, she alleged that Eric Greitens used his political connections to win custody of their children.

Sheena Greitens said in court documents filed as part of the couple’s child custody proceedings that during an argument at their home in 2018, Eric Greitens knocked her down and confiscated her phone, wallet and keys. Eric Greitens has denied the allegations, calling them “baseless” and “fabricated.”

“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,” Greitens wrote in a statement.

Several candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate against Greitens called for him to drop out. They were joined by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO).

“If you hit a woman or a child, you belong in handcuffs, not the United States Senate,” Hawley wrote on Twitter. “It’s time for Eric Greitens to leave this race.”

Eric Greitens was elected governor of Missouri in 2017 but resigned in June 2018 as he faced accusations of sexual misconduct. Sheena and Eric Greitens split up in 2018 after the resignation.

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