An previous buddy of GOP Senate candidate Eric Greitens has a easy request for his pal: Drop out of the race and “try to repair the damage you have done, to your family, your country, and yourself.”
Ken Harbaugh served within the Navy with the previous Missouri governor earlier than beginning a nonprofit and working for Congress in Ohio as a Democrat. In a brand new video, he implores Greitens, whom he calls a “broken man,” to finish his Senate marketing campaign.
There’s ample proof for why that may be a good suggestion.
Not solely has Greitens’ ex-wife, Sheena Greitens, accused him of bodily abusing her and their kids throughout their marriage, he has additionally come beneath fireplace for a latest video the place he busts into a house to “hunt” his political opponents.
In addition, Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 after allegations of sexual misconduct and marketing campaign finance violations.
In his video, Harbaugh says to Grietens that “what you’re doing now is not honorable,” and warns, “Even if you do win, you’re going to lose more than you can imagine by campaigning like this.”
“Your call to hunt down Republicans who disagree with you? That’s my mom, Eric,” he continues. “Just because she doesn’t think the election was stolen, and let’s be honest, you don’t either. That’s not a reason to threaten her.”
“She was one of the few people to reach out when you were forced to resign as governor. She wrote to you about grace, and redemption. She reminded you that even the greatest sins, those against one’s own family, can be forgiven.”
Harbaugh told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he has identified Greitens since their first day at Duke University in 1992, and carried the friendship by way of their time at Oxford and as naval officers.
Although Harbaugh is a Democrat and Greitens is a Republican, Harbaugh felt strongly sufficient about his buddy that he donated $5,000 to Greitens’ gubernatorial marketing campaign.
“I didn’t have $5,000 sitting around, but I believed in him,” Harbaugh informed the paper. “I thought a pro-choice, pro-gay marriage governor wouldn’t be the worst thing for Missouri, even if it was a Republican.”
Harbaugh began altering his thoughts about his buddy after seeing harsh marketing campaign adverts and fundraising emails, however determined he’d had sufficient after seeing seeing Greitens’ controversial “RINO-hunting” advert, the place he targets “Republicans in name only.”
Before making the video, Harbaugh reached out to Greitens personally, however by no means heard again.
“He needs to drop out and focus on repairing the enormous damage he has done to Missouri, his family and himself,” Harbaugh informed the Post-Dispatch. “The best thing for Eric, not to mention the country, is for him to lose. That’s the only thing that will save him.”
Greitens’ marketing campaign responded to a request for remark that Harbaugh is “obviously a disturbed individual hoping to profit from his former friendship with the Governor for forty seconds of the leftist spotlight.”
“Ken obviously can’t stand to see others do well, so he tries to drag down the successful. In the end, his cringeworthy, jealous, and silly video shows the world who he truly is,” the assertion added.
Greitens additionally posted one other gun-heavy video shortly after Harbaugh’s on Wednesday the place he claims, “Because I fought for you, they came after me.”