Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, the frontrunner in the U.S. Senate Republican primary from Missouri, spoke to Breitbart News about how his campaign’s dominance has left the RINO establishment “literally in its boots.” “.
Greitens appeared in an episode of Breitbart News Saturdayhosted by Breitbart News Washington bureau chief Matthew Boyle ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.
Boyle opened the interview by discussing the Republican primaries held so far and noted that there appears to be a move within the Republican Party away from the old guard toward an America-first vision.
“That’s right, Matt, that’s right. What’s happening is the whole movement, the whole Republican Party is moving towards the America First movement,” Greitens said. “First of all, that’s where all your listeners are. This is where all the Breitbart readers are. This is where the people of Missouri are. That’s where I am.
Greitens described himself as the “first American candidate to run against the RINOs who support Mitch McConnell”. The former Missouri governor believes the 2022 midterm elections will go down in history as “when the America First movement took over.”
Boyle mentioned that as the midterm elections approach, Republican voters want “worker bees who are going to come in and finish this job,” as opposed to candidates with flashy personalities. He also drew attention to “several major years of the Republican wave,” including the 1994, 2010 and 2016 elections.
Greitens compared the 2022 midterms to the 2010 midterms where former President Barack Obama was “deeply unpopular,” and now President Joe Biden is “even more unpopular.”
He added that the real fight in 2022 is getting America’s first Republicans elected.
“The real fight is what kind of Republicans are we going to get elected? Are we going to have the former career politician of the political establishment of the class of one-party lobbyists, Republicans who will not change anything? Or are we going to have real America First candidates? says Greitens.
He pointed to the fact that he was the first GOP Senate candidate from across the country to campaign to vote out Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as leader of the Republican Senate.
“I was the first candidate in the country to run for the U.S. Senate who said, ‘I’m voting against Mitch McConnell because we need new American leadership in the U.S. Senate,'” he said. “All my opponents in Missouri, they all said they support Mitch McConnell.”
Boyle pointed to the election of Ohio GOP Senate candidate JD Vance, where “Mitch and his donor-class cronies” unsuccessfully spent millions on attack ads to try to beat him.
Greitens called out McConnell and the “RINO establishment” for attacking his campaign in the same way.
“That’s why they’re going after me, because I’m a threat. It’s basically a race, Eric Greitens as America’s top candidate for the US Senate against Mitch McConnell and the RINO establishment.
He criticized establishment Republicans for failing to enact America First legislation and ceding ground to the Biden administration.
And look, they failed, obviously, recently sending $40 billion to Ukraine instead of, how about protecting our southern border, but they also failed on election integrity. You and I talked about it. They failed to investigate Hillary Clinton and the origins of the Trump Russia collusion hoax, they failed to hold Anthony Fauci accountable. They failed to dig into the true origins of January 6, the RINO establishment continues to fail. And they failed to do things like fund a border wall when President Trump was in power, and we had the house in the Senate. And yet they turn around and give Joe Biden $1.2 billion $1.2 trillion for the Green New Deal and send $40 billion to Ukraine the rhino priorities are exactly the wrong priorities, c That’s why it’s so essential in this election cycle.
Greitens said that with his campaign, “Mitch McConnell and the RINO establishment are literally shaking in their boots” because he is dominating in the polls.
“We are currently at a place where Mitch McConnell and the RINO establishment are literally shaking in their boots,” Greitens concluded. “Why? Because I, Eric Greitens, am America’s No. 1 candidate. We’re dominating this race. Poll after poll shows us how, by continuing to rise, we’ve had tremendous grassroots support and we’re going to bring this baby back to home. We’re going to lead him to victory.”