Hawley Says Greitens Should Get Out of Senate Race Over Abuse Allegations

To be. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyDurbin: Hawley criticizes Jackson ‘inaccurate and unfair’ Sasse: ‘There are things in Judge Jackson’s file that are troubling’ Criminal law reformers gather for first public defender at Supreme Court MORE (R-Mo.) said Monday that Missouri Senate candidate Eric Greitens must quit the race after the former governor’s ex-wife accused him of abusing her and their children while they were married.

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

In court documents made public on Monday, Greitens’ ex-wife accused him to take her down, take her phone and keys, physically assault their children and threaten suicide if she did not publicly support him during the scandal that led him to resign as governor of Missouri.

He resigned in 2018 over allegations that he had sexually abused and blackmailed his hairdresser. He insisted their interactions were consensual, but a state legislative inquiry found the abuse allegations credible.

Hawley, who was the state’s attorney general in 2018, said at the time that Greitens “did the right thing” by stepping down. In addition to the woman’s allegations, Hawley’s office said Greitens may have committed a felony by using a donor list from his veterans’ charity to solicit donations when he ran for governor in 2016.

Fast requested a restraining order against Hawley in an effort to stop the investigation. The request was rejected.

Hawley has endorsed Rep. Vicky HartzlerVicky Jo HartzlerUkraine conflict a boon for defense industry Hillicon Valley — Presented by Ericsson — Biden to push technical responsibility in speech Biden, lawmakers wear blue and yellow in support of Ukraine MORE (R-Mo.), one of Greitens’ opponents in the overcrowded Republican primary.

In April 2021, Hawley said he was behind his calls for Greitens to step down in 2018. The Hill has reached out to Hawley for additional comment.

The Greitens campaign denied the latest claims, calling them “crass” and “completely false”.

“Eric will fight for his children and defend himself against these outright lies. His children deserve a father who speaks the truth and stands up to malicious attacks that are clearly politically motivated,” the campaign said.

While polls have shown Greitens at the top, Republicans have tried to… stop its popularity because of his tainted past. sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP takes on Ukraine’s challenge to define itself (R-Texas) supported Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R).

Greitens’ opponents are also calling that he should get out of the race.

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